Debian :: Using The Same NTFS Partition For Linux And Windows Files

Apr 15, 2015

I have installed Debian as a second OS alongside Win XP, and now I have Win XP on C drive (if viewed from XP), NTFS, my data files (mainly texts and graphics) on D drive (NTSF), and Debian on ext3. Debian sees and opens files on D.

1. If I read-write from-on this D partition from both OSes, is there a chance the data will be corrupted?
2. If I open a Windows-created TXT, GIF, JPG, HTML or other not-proprietary format file from Debian, edit it and save (just SAVE, not SAVE AS) - will this file remain readable from Windows?

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I have a Western Digital 3TB USB drive connected to a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian Jessie. I created an 30GB ext4 system partition and a NTFS Data partition using the remainder of the drive. I formatted the NTFS partition as follows:

sudo mkfs.ntfs -Q -L Data /dev/sda2

The drive works fine on the Pi but when I connect it to a Windows 7 pc the pc doesn't recognise the format of the Data partition and can't access it.

On the Pi I ran:
$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda2

Disk /dev/sda2: 2.7 TiB, 2968557453312 bytes, 724745472 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

[Code] .....

Partition table entries are not in disk order.

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Last night I booted into Windows 7. OS started fine. I was just surfing the web. After that I rebooted the system and entered Ubuntu and started Virtualbox. I tried to start a vm and it complained that the virtual harddrive was missing. I checked to make sure that the path was correct for the virtual drive and discovered that the entire virtualbox directory that I created on the NTFS partion was gone!!! Everything else was in place and intact including music and large video files that I had downloaded to the Ubuntu partion and moved the the NTFS partion.

I save these virtual machines???? Should I abandon using NTFS-Config. This is somewhat critical since I had took sometime to create this test lab and to have it disappear from simply booting into Windows 7 is crazy.

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May 2, 2010

About dual boot system with winxp and lenny.

Storage information:
1st primary:SG 160G ATA 100
1st secondary:WD 160 ATA 133
SATA:WD 1000
2nd primary:DVD
2nd secondary:DVD±RW

Winxp in 1st primary.I did a fresh install of lenny on 1st secondary.

info about lenny setup:
1.Partition list:/boot,/,/home,swap
2.Every partition is XFS except swap.

At the end of installion,lenny installed grub on (hd0) that is 1st primary.

Everything seems OK.Lenny runs OK.

But when I switch back to windows xp,the diskmgmt can not detect hdd's info and the system meets a problem of shutting down.

After many times of trying.
I solved the problem by the following way.
1.Boot with windows xp's install CD and use fixmbr on (hd0).
2.Boot with lenny's install DVD , do a grub>root (1,0)>setup (hd1)
After that,edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change (hd0,0) to (hd1,0) and also (hd1,0) to (hd0,0).
3.Reboot and Press F8 for a boot menu then I can select which disk to boot.
windows boot from 1st primary's mbr,lenny boot from lenny's grub.

The problem is caused by a bug between GRUB and windows' mbr and maybe more about GRUB and XFS.

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May 18, 2010

I want to set up my USB memory stick(s) (4gb) so that I have a partition (3gb?) for personal data storage and another hidden (1gb?) for booting/installing Ubuntu live from the 'stick' on friends' and colleagues' computers.I have a number of queries:

1) If I flag the boot partition 'hidden' in Gparted, it does what I want in Ubuntu but not in Windows; in Windows you can see the hidden partition, 'Wubi', and not the storage one. Does it simply depend on the physical position of the partitions on the memory stick?

2) I am using Unetbootin and Gparted (both GUIs). Should I prepare the live boot partition before or after partitioning the memory stick?

3) How much memory should I allow for the live boot partition?

4) Is there anyone who has asked similar questions or tried to achieve the same results before? Please let me know if I'm doing it all wrong.

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So I am reaching an unfortunate conclusion. I asked this of google and got no straight response so I conclude that it is impossible. taking a look at GParted with my 10.4 boot disk, I see

/dev/sda1 NTFS 74GB boot flag
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Jan 29, 2010

This is not a question, I have done it. I just want to post a little howto in case anyone runs into a similar problem.I will not go into particular details, just the rough description. If need details on something, I'll be happy to explain the part in question.

I am working on linux for almost a decade now. However, there are some things that need to be done on windows, like gaming (ATI drivers for linux are still a bit tricky, especially for newer cards) or rs232 (serial port) based apps (old smartphone management, PIC or ATMega Programming, old graphic calculator like TI92 etc.).So in short, I had once set up a windows system. I wanted to use my files both under linux and windows. The solution for this problem is obvious: I used a NTFS partition I could mount under both OS.Since I am a security concerned citizen, I use to encrypt my disks. However I refused using Vista and Win7 hadn't come out yet, so I was running XP64. The opensource LUKS tools didn't work on that system (driver issues), so I used Truecrypt.Some time ago, I abandoned the windows partition after a fault in the MBR, which rendered the Truecrypt bootloader unusable (yes, even with the rescue disc). Since I rarely have to time play games anymore, that's not a major concern. The rest of the tasks can be handled using a virtual machine (in my case Sun's VirtualBox).So, after about 10 months, I had ended up with a severely fragmented, Truecrypt encrypted NTFS partition which badly needed defragmenting. Linux NTFS-3G drivers have become fairly reliable, but their reliabality decreases as the filesystem fragmentation increases. And the only OS which can defragment a filesystem of this time is windows NT.

The basic underlying problem is that you need to access your raw device from a windows system that by itself lives in an isolated virtual environment. The SMB/CIFS shares are ok to access data, but NAS Filesystems rely on the servers filesystem and cannot be defragmented.What can be defragmented is a SAN share (iSCSI target), because the protocol by itself forwards the device to the host over a network, not the filesystem.

(1)So first of, make sure you have a virtual machine running windows somewhere. it actually doesn't need to be virtual, it can be a remote computer on the same subnet, but in my case, it is a virtual machine. As I said, I used VirtualBox.

(2)Next make sure the Windows box has access to the same network as your linux host. In VirtualBox I used a network interface in NAT mode. I suppose you could also juggle a second loopback device around on the linux host to fulfill the same purpose and keep the windows box of the public network if that is a concern.

(2.5)If you have encrypted your NTFS partition, you need to decrypt it (not mount it!). Using LUKS, use the cryptsetup command to create a decrypted alias of the partition. If you have used Truecrypt, use it's frontend to mount the partition as you would if you wanted to access data, then unmount the alias from its final mountpoint, thus leaving the unencrypted frontend to the partition intact.

So now you have:A linux host with a fragmented NTFS partition (which might be encrypted) that is not mounted.A windows machine (either virtual or remote) with access to the same subnet as your linux host.

(3)Next you need to setup your unencrypted partition alias as an iSCSI target.

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