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How to install RedHat Linux 5 with XP

by patmm010 / September 28, 2009 3:51 PM PDT

I have three drive with all FAT32 file system named C,D,E. I have installed Xp into c drive and for linux i made room D drive empty. Now i want to install Linux into D drive. Please anyone can tell me that which file system is common for both operating system and in linux which file system is read by Xp..

waiting for good solution


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Still waiting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 11:43 PM PDT and more show us we can't install to FAT32. So we're left to wait for the day either Windows works with some file system that your Red Hat installs to or Red Hat installs to a file system that Windows works with.

Good question. At least we know that you'll be waiting for this to happen. I'm not sure if there is any effort underway to do this.
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ah not ex...
by GODhack / September 29, 2009 8:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Still waiting.

>So we're left to wait for the day either Windows works with some file system that your Red Hat installs
Windows has third party drivers for ext2 and ext3 can be used in ext2 mode. Quite h0c4r attempt, but still very possible:

>or Red Hat installs to a file system that Windows works with.
Fat32 is thanks to microsoft alive zombie and ntfs is not compatible with POSIX security storage standards. So never. Unless ms will release new POSIX standadts capable fs but NEW FEATURE is censored word when we talk about MS os features.

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Sugested pratical hdd layout
by GODhack / September 29, 2009 7:59 PM PDT

partition1: ntfs windows
partition2: ext3/4 Linux
partition3: fat32 common data
partition4: swap Linux

Linux can access everything and windows can access partitions 1 and 3. Practically no problems as result.

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