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Old 12-13-2005, 07:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Then after installing Linux, if you have some unallocated space left after the Linux partitions, create a FAT32 partition so you can store files on that partition with both Linux and Windows, because Linux cannot save data to NTFS partitions. You can also install Windows using FAT32 if you prefer to store your documents on the Windows partition, or don't have enough space to create an extra FAT32 partition. Windows installed on a FAT32 partition will work fine. I don't think you will notice a huge performance difference, it depends on the partition size. For large volumes NTFS is faster, for small volumes the difference is very small.
The file size on FAT32 is limited to 4GB, though. SO you cannot store huge video projects or high resolution images of 4GB+ on a FAT32 partition.
FAT32 also lacks NTFS compression, but don't think you will need that. It also lacks some user rights managing features (or however they are called), but they are not that important to home users IMO.
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