[clug] Dual boot and shared home folder

David C cottrill.david at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 08:57:24 MDT 2015

ExtX on Windows has never been much fun.  Cygwin might do it, but it always
irritates me. NTFS is journalised to a degree, but has less than stellar
performance under Linux.
I've had reasonable success using a super small Linux VM running Samba to
share my Linux drive back to me on Windows.
Now I just run a NAS and keep anything of value there.

On 23 Mar 2015 11:06 pm, "Paul Rands" <lists at paulrands.com> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I have unfortunately found the need to go back to a dual boot system for
> my PC.
> The old PC is a bit too slow to run a Windows VM all that well, so I am
> left with little choice.
> Was planning to chuck Windows on a separate hard disk, and use Grub to
> select drives.
> I want to avoid doubling up on a "home" folder, and was hoping for some
> suggestions to what I could use. Should I use an NTFS partition (which
> isn't journalised and a pain the arse) or should I look at an EXT3 / 4
> driver for Windows 8?
> Thanks in advance
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