Data partition sharing between Ubuntu & WinXP
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu May 24 07:15:15 UTC 2007
Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> (well, assuming the SATA drive gets marked as sda, but that's neither
> here nor there...)
They'll probably all be sd*
> Software RAID mirroring and/or LVM won't work, since WinXP wouldn't be
> able to read the data.
Are you sure you don't want to buy a hardware raid controller? That
could be worth it?
> At first, I figured the data drive would all be Fat32 using rsync. I'd
> also like to figure out a way to compare files, to see if maybe one got
There's always diff , but I'm sure there are better ways.
> Then I though about using ext3 on the Data partitions, since there is a
> utility for mounting ext3 drives in WinXP (as ext2). I'd be in Ubuntu
> most of the time. But what about WinXP screwing with the ext3 filesystem?
I don't think that will be a problem, unless the ext2 driver is bad.
> Or there is the option of having ext3 on the main, and ntfs on the
That would work if you use rsync, but I really think hardware raid is a
better choice. If you go the rsync route, choose a Linux filesystem,
and do all backing up and restoring from Linux (which has better
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