Setting up SAMBA on a laptop using Dapper Drake

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at
Wed Nov 15 09:01:07 UTC 2006

I don't understand...
First in the subject you talk about Samba and then in the message you
talk about dual booting. There are two different answers depending on
which one you want:

If you are sharing files using Samba then the filesystem can be anything
as long as the host can read/write. So if you have a Linux laptop and
you want to share  something using Samba, you could use ext 2/3,
reiserfs, xfs and fat to name just a few.

If you are dual booting and you want a partition to be read and
writeable by both a linux OS and Windows; then you will probably want to
go for FAT. Or if you install ntfs-3g you can use NTFS, otherwise you
can go with ext2 and install a driver in windows for that.

On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 11:10 -0700, sdavmor wrote:
> I'm thinking about putting a 20gb SAMBA partition on my dual-boot (for
> now) laptop. Anything I should know about what file-system to assign?
> It will be for storage (backups mainly). I'd like it to be read/write
> allowable from both *nix and WinXP, though it's not likely that I'll
> edit and save on one environment and then re-edit and save on the other.
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