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Hey all :) Another newbie here...*throws hands into the air*

 

I'm sick of windows, that's it. I've had it :)

 

Just have a question while doing some research before I dual boot XP pro and Fedora later.

 

As far as I understand it, if I install linux on a dual boot system, linux will not be able to use any of my windows files if my xp pro is using NTFS, correct? If I wanted to do so I need to use FAT for both OS's?

 

Thats what it seems I have been reading, which kinda makes it more of a pain in the butt. I will have to format my HDD and reinstall windows first using FAT then install linux.

 

My pc is due for spring cleaning anyway, lol.

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true. But you still can READ the ntfs partitions with a patch you install yourself. But you cant write to it.

 

I suggest you try knoppix or suse live 9.1 before you go ahead full bore. ;)

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true. But you still can READ the ntfs partitions with a patch you install yourself. But you cant write to it.

 

I suggest you try knoppix or suse live 9.1 before you go ahead full bore. ;)

Yea, I'll make a knoppix CD tonight probably. Just to check it out. Thanks :)

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Actually you can write to ntfs, but still dangerorus

I think the newest kernel has it .

Ok, kernel 2.6 supports writing to ntfs.

 

But I wouldnt risk it. And if you write to it with 2.4 your corrupt the file table. So yeah, you can write to it, but youll destroy it at the same time.

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Actually you can write to ntfs, but still dangerorus

I think the newest kernel has it .

Ok, kernel 2.6 supports writing to ntfs.

 

But I wouldnt risk it. And if you write to it with 2.4 your corrupt the file table. So yeah, you can write to it, but youll destroy it at the same time.

 

 

:withstupid:

 

Well... if i was doing a change-over to Linux, I shouldn't need to write to my old ntfs drive anyway. For the time being, stick with read-only. ;)

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