Questions about dual boot setup


I plan on dual booting Windows XP Pro with Mandrake Linux 10.0 Official.

My question is if I set the XP partition to NTFS will I have any conflicts when I go to install Mandrake on the remaing space on my hard drive?

Also, in the future if I add a 2nd hard drive to my system with a Windows OS installed on it, which file system should I use if I want both the Linux and Windows partition to be able to access the files?

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You wont have any conflicts when it comes to the installation of mandrake. One of its big plus points is the ability to resize NTFS partitions during installation. The second harddrive is a slightly different matter. The "official" linux NTFS support is basically read only. With captive - you can read and write to ntfs partitions from linux. But personally, if file security wasnt a big issue I would format any new drive as fat32 - linux supports this completely.

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