potential newbie with questions (please be gentle)

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 14 00:55:59 UTC 2010

On 07/13/2010 04:45 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On 7/13/2010 6:40 PM, Jerry Bolt wrote:
>> Thanks for the quick response, your answers were very helpful.
>> Another question...  With having Linux and Windows side by side can/do they
>> share and/or access the same files such as pictures, music, video?
> Yes, this is another common misconception, while NTFS used to be scary
> to access and still can be under certain circumstances, it's not like
> itw as a few years ago, as a matter of fact, Ubuntu will try and
> automatically mount the Windows partition by default so you can access
> the files.  You would just need to know the path to your username or
> create a quick Symlink to the folder from root.  Usually if I want to
> move files back and forth I just create a small FAT container while
> partitioning the Linux install and then Windows will auto-mount it and
> Linux will auto-mount it too.

Please keep in mind that you can't go the other way from Windows at this
time if the linux system is using ext4. With ext3 you can use something
like http://www.fs-driver.org/ _If_ you create a common NTFS partition
to move shared files back and forth you'd be OK.

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