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bigbird
June 20th, 2008, 05:35 AM
What number of partitions do I need for best set-up moving files between Linux/MS OS's

I'm Guessing
2 primary with 3 logical each.

First Primary with C D and E (NTSF + FAT)

My main question is
1 logical and 3 EXT3 partitions.?

What are my best options for 250gig single drive so I easily back up my Data files only not OS's onto USB external drive.
What size should my EXT3 partitions be for HH.

logos34
June 20th, 2008, 06:31 AM
I'm Guessing
2 primary with 3 logical each.

Logical partitions are contained within an extended partition, a special type of primary partition that allows one to skirt the 4 partition hard disk limit. There can only be one extended partition per disk.

This howto (http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/partition-types.html)explains linux partitions in detail.

Forget fat32--linux can access ntfs read+write. Hardy comes with ntfs-3g driver out of the box.

The best plan I think is to make a /, /swap AND separate /home (put em all on logical partitions if you have to). Make / ~6-8 GB, and rest to /home. Then backup home to the usb.

bigbird
June 21st, 2008, 01:01 PM
so I will need 2 NTSF partitions and 3 EXT3 partitions.
Yore saying that I can access my NTSF files but how do I access my Linux files from BGwindows, Is there a way to read/write to EXT3 from windows or what is the best go between format that s the only reason for a FAT.
Thank you for your time. Chauvin.

logos34
June 21st, 2008, 08:04 PM
so I will need 2 NTSF partitions and 3 EXT3 partitions.
Yore saying that I can access my NTSF files but how do I access my Linux files from BGwindows,

You need fs-driver (http://www.fs-driver.org/).

bigbird
June 21st, 2008, 09:40 PM
How do you feel about running Windows inside of Linux or running Linux inside of Windows possibly this will let me use built in Flash memory readers I cant find drivers for.
A better idea is most welcome,,, I have a huge drive so I am wanting to play around a bit possibly see what works best.
I realy need both running flawlessly on a single desktop.
Can I run a 64 bit HH version on Win XP?
Thank you for all help and advise. Chauvin.:)

Habbit
June 21st, 2008, 11:01 PM
You need fs-driver (http://www.fs-driver.org/).
I personally prefer ext2FSD (http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/), since it has already implemented some ext3 functionality (i.e. it will replay the journal on a dirty ext3 volume) _and_ it has sources available.

logos34
June 21st, 2008, 11:41 PM
I personally prefer ext2FSD (http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/), since it has already implemented some ext3 functionality (i.e. it will replay the journal on a dirty ext3 volume) _and_ it has sources available.

I see the changelog, but where is the documentation for this driver?

Habbit
June 22nd, 2008, 12:22 AM
I see the changelog, but where is the documentation for this driver?
Docuwhat? xD
Nah, just joking. AFAIK, the binary zip comes with some .TXT files :lolflag: