Data partition sharing between Ubuntu & WinXP
woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 24 14:48:50 UTC 2007
Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> 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?
If I had the cash, or someone that would give me a PATA & SATA RAID
controller for free... ;)
The Rosewill PATA controller I have supposedly has RAID, but it says I
need to load Windows drivers to see the RAID drive. Sneaky suspicion
that ain't real RAID. Plus, it doesn't have a SATA connector for the
third 80GB drive in there...
>> 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.
I'm sure someone will chime in with a suggestion...
>> 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.
Same gamble as anything else...
>> 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
> recovery disks).
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