Can you use a windows or samba share between host and guest os?
On 7/17/11, Jason Vas Dias <jason.vas.dias at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Please can anyone advise -
>> I'm about to convert my Dad's Windows machine to run Linux then Windows
> under VMWare or WINE ,
> ie. to dual boot either windows or linux and then be able to run windows
> under linux (my dad is an
> octogenarian novice computer user, who wants to be able to run either
> Windows-98 MS-Works OR
> Windows XP MS-Office, while taking advantage of secure browsing and email
> under Linux - he already
> uses Firefox + Thunderbird for Windows, which constitutes all of his
> non-document-editor computer usage,
> but got burned recently by a windows virus, and wants to be able to access
> his MS-Works'98 documents, which
> he cannot do under Windows-XP'03 , and be safe from windows viruses ). So I
> figured it is best to get him using
> firefox + thunderbird for Linux, and set up access to MS-Office or MS-Works
> on either his Windows-98 or
> Windows-XP disks running under a VMWare player for Linux .
>> Anyone have any comments / experience with doing the above ? If so, I'd be
> most grateful for any advice the
> community could offer . Should I forget VMware and just use WINE (or
> whatever it has renamed itself these days) ?
>> I'd like to create a new partition to house both his "My Documents/owner"
> home directory and his linux home directory,
> that is writable under both windows and Linux in a normal, safe and
> reliable way . Having any other separate home directory
> for linux would just confuse him .
>> I believe recent ntfs-3G write support is still a bit raw and beta-quality
> and does not support directory creation / deletion ?
>> Can anyone confirm / deny that ntfs-3g NTFS write support is full featured
> and robust enough to support intuitive novice
> computer user usage ?
>> ie. should I make his new home directory partition FAT32 or NTFS ?
>> Thanks in advance for any replies,
> Jason Vas Dias<jason.vas.dias at gmail.com>
>> PS: I'm an experienced software engineer, an ex Red Hat software engineer +
> package maintainer,
> so I know basically how to repartition the windows disk and install dual
> boot windows + linux -
> I just don't have much experience with recent Linux NTFS write support .
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