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

On 06/07/2010 10:45 PM, Hector Akamine wrote:
> 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
> format:
> - 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.

I would use NTFS with ntfs-3g[1].



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