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Strange Ubuntu/Vista Compatibility Bug, Solved 140

Walter Vos writes "Since I've been running Vista and Ubuntu in dual boot with a shared FAT32 partition for my personal folders, I've been seeing some strange compatibility issues between these two operating systems. Somehow Vista locks the folders on the FAT32 partition that are used for folders like Documents, Downloads, etc. A blogpost I wrote gives a detailed description of the problem and a fix for it."
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Strange Ubuntu/Vista Compatibility Bug, Solved

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  • FAT32 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Enderandrew ( 866215 ) <.moc.liamg. .ta. .werdnaredne.> on Thursday August 14, 2008 @09:38PM (#24609519) Homepage Journal

    NTFS-3G works pretty well. I'm not sure FAT32 is really necessary any more.

  • Re:FAT32 (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 14, 2008 @10:35PM (#24610033)

    As far as I know they're only ext2 drivers. Of coarse, you can usually mount ext3 as ext2 without any issues.

    What keeps people from implementing ext3 support for Windows? The Linux source code is obviously available, so are Windows ext2 drivers reimplementations that aren't using existing code? Or is there some deeper problem?

  • Re:FAT32 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by MindlessAutomata ( 1282944 ) on Thursday August 14, 2008 @10:44PM (#24610099)

    I kept all my mp3s on an NTFS partition, and it made amarok incredibly slow for searching through files and even listing them when I wanted to expand a tree. It, of course, also was using up a ton of cpu power. Other intensive programs were causing me other problems, mostly more cpu usage quirks.

    NTFS-3g is not perfect and I'd recommend steering clear of relying on NTFS on linux for heavy or day-today usage. I haven't used ubuntu on windows but I can imagine it would give a negative impression due to performance issues. For pulling off the occasion file off another partition, though, it works well.

    When I moved all my mp3s to an ext3 partition, all the problems with amarok went away instantly.

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