[sf-lug] recommendations on file system

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu Mar 15 13:52:38 PDT 2007

I have a laptop from work which came with Windows XP. I have Ubuntu Edgy 
Edft on it in dual boot mode installed on a 10GB partition. On the 
Windows side, I have over 25GB of free space in NTFS sitting idle. I'd 
like to partition this part and use it from both XP and Ubuntu in a 
read+write mode. FAT32 is a candidate, but some of the VMWare images I 
have are larger than 4GB, which makes it a problem with FAT32.

Does anyone have suggestions for a filesystem that's writeable from XP 
and Linux and supports large (4GB+) files so that I can use this 
partition from both OSes?


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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