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[tlug] vfat or ext2 for a shared (linux, vista) partition


I plan to replace my laptop HDD with a bigger one (500GB), and in this
drive I would like to create a 200-300GB partition to be shared
between linux and windows vista (the laptop is dual boot, with
separate partitions for each OS, the shared partition is only for user
data). I think I only have two choices for the shared partition

- VFAT (FAT32)
- ext2, using ext2 IFS ( to be able to read
and write from vista

I have experience sharing VFAT USB drives between windows and linux,
so far without problems. Does using ext2 instead give any advantage?
Obviously, I would like the one that is easiest to maintain and
recover in case of a problem.

Best regards,

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