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Re: vfat lv sharing



On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 11:17:41AM +1030, Tim wrote:

> You can format a partition as VFAT *or* LVM, it can't be both at the
> same time.

I think Michael has a logical volume in the volume group, and that logical
volume is VFAT.

Michael: if you want Windows to see that logical volume, I don't think
this is possible.  If I were setting up a dual-boot system where I needed
to share information, I'd set it up with partitions like so:

  1: /boot (ext3; 100MB)
  2: C: (FAT; for Windows)
  3: D: (FAT; for shared space)
  4: volume group (for Linux installation)

Also, be aware that Windows will see the Linux volume group as a drive
that it thinks it can do stuff with, so you might want to install
Microsoft PowerToys to hide the volume group from Windows Explorer, so
that you (or someone else) doesn't accidentally format the volume group or
do something else with it in Windows.

Regards, Msquared...


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