Reading and writing files to a Windows partition
bstanle at wowway.com
Thu Dec 15 15:57:11 UTC 2011
I got your input an reading/writing files. Thank you.
On the motter of hibernation, this is what I think is occurring. In
hibernation, the OS preserves the state of the computer prior to going
into hibernation. Part of the state of the computer is a copy of the
file allocation table. It also keeps track of the state any opened
files. Now if you dual boot and a different OS accesses that file
system and changes it, the state of the file system is changed. When
the OS that was hibernating wakes up, it sees a changed file system and
all sorts of problems occur.
If this is a correct interpretation then a hibernating Linux system
would have problems when Windows changed the file system. Maybe you
could safely read files while the alternate OS is hibernating but
writing files will be a no-no. Now if the file system is changed by
the mere act of reading of files then reading files will be risky as
well. I am no expert on file systems and I think an expert on this
should enlighten us.
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