ext3 partition on a windows drive common to 32bit and 64bit?

David Ryder davaweb at bigpond.net.au
Thu Jan 15 21:41:42 GMT 2009

I have created an ext3 partition on a separate windows drive that I want
to make common to both my 32bit and 64bit Hardy 8.04 installations so
some files remain 'up to date'. Such as my fax folders, Documents folder

Is this a reasonable way to do it without harming either installation?
1. Create mount points in both systems: /3264common
2. Enter in fstabin both systems:
UUID=97907bf0-6294-4e08-a14a-97dde3d9982e /3264files ext3 relatime 0 2
3. Change permission and ownership in both to:
sudo chown -R myname:myname /3264common
sudo chmod -R 755 /3264common
4. Move fax, Documents folders etc to /3264common that I want both
systems to use (and change program paths accordingly.

On boot to either system, will fstab mount the /3264common without


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