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I want a shared documents partition for my Fedora and Windows 7 installations. I tried ext3 in the past, with bad results, and I'm currently using NTFS. But it refused ...
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- 04-29-2011 #1
Windows/Fedora shared filesystem?
I want a shared documents partition for my Fedora and Windows 7 installations. I tried ext3 in the past, with bad results, and I'm currently using NTFS. But it refused to put the NTFS partition as /home in the installer, so I had to go and manually edit /etc/fstab, and I think I messed it up a bit ^_^;
Are there any other filesystems I could use (aside from FAT - there are going to be a lot of files >4GB)?
Or could someone give me an idea of what it should look like if I have /dev/sda5 mounted to /home in fstab?
- 04-29-2011 #2
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- Sep 2007
Create the partition (NTFS) to share from within Windows. Reboot to Fedora and install 'ntfs-3g' from Fedora's repo, then create an entry in /etc/fstab to mount the partition with your username permission. Here's my /etc/fstab entry for my WinXP partiton, as an example:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/winxp ntfs-3g noauto,users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
The example partition could be mounted from the terminal:
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/winxp