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[SLUG] Linux/Windows shared partition question
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- Subject: [SLUG] Linux/Windows shared partition question
- From: Leslie Katz <lesliek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 06:17:20 +1000
I have a computer which, until recently, had one hard drive. My operating
system was Windows XP Professional. The drive had two partitions, one the
usual C:\, of file type NTFS, and the other, of file type FAT32, a hidden
one from which, as I understand it, I can restore Windows, if necessary.
I recently installed a second hard drive in the computer and, on it,
installed Fedora Core 3. On the second drive, I created a "/boot" partition
and a "/" partition, both of file type ext3. I also created a swap partition.
I knew I could create on the second drive a partition of the vfat file type
and so I did that as well, understanding that that partition would be
capable of being used by both OSs.
However, that partition does not appear when I run Windows.
Was my understanding wrong? Have I simply created an unnecessary partion
accessible only by FC3?