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What is the best way to share a partition between Windows (Vista) and Linux on a dual-boot-system?

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Hello,

I have got a dual-boot System with Windows Vista and Open SuSE 10.2. Now I want to create a partition, that can be used (read/write) by both Systems. I still have got unpartitioned space left on my hard-disc.

What file-system should I choose?

What steps have to be performed for each OS?

Thanx a lot!
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Create a partition in fat. It can be accessed by both OS.
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hello jvuz,

Thank you for this hint. I have allready tried that, but the partition did not appear in the Windows Vista system. Does Vista still support FAT?

Most probably I did something wrong when using fdisc and mkfs. Can someone please give me a step-by-step description how to do that properly?
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Make sure it's fat32
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Is your problem solved?
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Yes, it is solved!

Thank you so much, jvuz!
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Just curious, why a B?
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I'm sorry for that. This is my first post here and I don't know how solultions are commonly rated. Next time I will simply give the highest rate, if my problem is solved.

What I had in my mind when I rated B was, that I asked for the steps to be performed (like fdisk and mkfs...). Eventually I found out by myself that (and how) I have to use those commands. So I was thinking, that if somebody else has got the same problem, he or she might not be fully satisfied, when finding this solution in the archive. But does the rating have influence on the search results at all?

Is there a way to rerate the solution?

Should I usually post the "full" solution by myself to the discussion, to make it more valueable for others?
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If you did something different it's not bad to explain what you've done. Don't worry about the B. Your explanation about is good. No probs. Just glad your problem is solved.

Jvuz
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