[sf-lug] recommendations on file system

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Thu Mar 15 14:11:04 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 13:52 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> 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?

As I understand it, there's newer versions of the NTFS driver for Linux
that support writing to NTFS. Might be worth trying that - this explains
a little more:


Packages may be available for edgy, or if not most likely for feisty.

Cheers, Tom

> cheers,
> Sameer


Tom Haddon
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