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Partitioning for 2*250GB drives with Linux and Windows XP Pro

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I am building a new System, I got my self two 250GB drives. My original plan was to split the first drive 70-30 between Windows XP and Slackware Linux (in case you care to know the distro).
And have the second drive as a giant Fat32 partion so that I have got access from both windows and linux to my shared files no matter what OS I am in.

However now I heard that you can't have larger the 128GB NTFS partions under Windows and only 32GB partion under FAT32 or something along those lines, please tell me if I am ill informed.

*UPDATE* Just got the news that with SP2 you can have larger NTFS partions, but does that also apply to FAT32?

Do you have any better ideas, to give me a better solution for having a dual boot system? With a giant shared partion or something similar.

Many Thanks
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