>> i'm currently using win2000 and have been dabbling with some small
> linux distributions. my system currently has an 80gb hd partitioned
> into 2 32gb partitions as windows 2000 doesn't seem to like making
> fat32 partitions greater than 32gb. i didn't use ntfs as linux
> doesn't easily handle those from what i can google.
> is there a partitioning format that will give me a large single
> partition that windows and linux can share? even a separate boot
> partition for windows and linux and sharing the majority of the drive
> for data.
fat32 is as good a standard as you're going to find, however it seems
that to create & format a partition greater than 32Gb you'll need to use
something else to do the formatting. I'm not sure what the capabilities
of mkdosfs are on a linux box as I cant recall using it for anything
other than formating floppy disks recently :) but it's been ported to
windows to deal with the exact problem youre having,
http://www.mager.org/mkdosfs/ so I'm presuming if the port can do it
then the linux native dosfstools will do the job too. so check out the
mkdosfs manpage for the exact details.
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