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tri-boot with a big shared partition?


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Hey y'all, I'm just a noob - but I want to try and put xp, ubuntu and os x on my acer travelmate c110ti.

 

But I'm wondering if I can give each OS a small footprint and have them all draw big data (music files, movies, photos) from the same partition (the big un').

 

Is that possible? what format would i partition it in?

 

thanks in advance!

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FAT32 is not a good choice if you have large files (4GB+), limit file size is 4GB.

 

What format would you recommend then? NTFS isn't writable in OS X, and HFS+ isn't even viewable in Windows.

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What format would you recommend then? NTFS isn't writable in OS X, and HFS+ isn't even viewable in Windows.

 

OS X can read/write to NTFS with MacFUSE.

Windows can read/write to HFS+ with MacDrive.

 

There is another alternative, make the shared drive ext2. Both OS X and Windows have ext2 drivers, which enables r/w support. Drivers are open source and free.

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