[CentOS] Sharing Partitions between Linux and Windows

Saurabh Sharma luckysharma11 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 17:23:57 UTC 2007


Hi All

I've just shifteed over to linux,form Windows.I 'm having 5 partations 
for use by my windows  XP  Professional and another one by linux.The 
partation table is as shown :
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[root at localhost6 ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdc: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1   *           1        1275    10241406    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc2            1276       30400   233946562+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdc5            1276        7649    51199123+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc6            7650       14023    51199123+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc7           14024       20397    51199123+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc8           20398       26771    51199123+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc9           26772       26784      104391   83  Linux
/dev/hdc10          26785       28059    10241406   83  Linux
/dev/hdc11          28060       28124      522081   82  Linux swap / Solaris
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I want to convert my NTFS partations /dev/hdc5 ,/dev/hdc6 ,/dev/hdc7 
,/dev/hdc8 over to FAT32,so that they can be accessible to me in both 
Windows and LINUX environments.I googled a lot for the same and found 
that in windows i'll have to delete all the partitions and recreate 
themin FAT32 format,but the limitation over here is that windows just 
allows a FAT32 partition to be at most of 32GB and i don't want to 
breakup my disk any more,can anyone please help me out with some way in 
the linux environment,to do the desired.
Thanks to all,and please help me and LINUX grow.

Thanks & Regards
Saurabh Sharma
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