Dual boot with separate SATA drives.

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  1. PiCo

    PiCo Registered Member

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    I have:
    Vista Business SP1 32 bit in a SATA drive connected to SATA 1 port and
    Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit in a SATA drive connected to SATA 2 port.

    Dual Boot works great, I press F8 at start, choose from the menu and boot from where I like :)

    I noticed this today. When I am in Windows I can't see the Ubuntu drive and when I'm in Ubuntu I can't see the Windows drive.

    This is not a problem to me, since none of the drives is a storage drive, they just host the OS.

    But if one of the drives was a storage drive and I couldn't see it? What would be the solution to this?

    edit://Sorry, Ubuntu CAN see the Windows drive :)
     
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  2. guest

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    Yeah, Ubuntu is able to use ntfs drives but windows can't use linux formatted drives (don't remember the name of the file system...)
     
  3. PiCo

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    Is there no way for Windows to see the Ubuntu drive? Even with a 3rd party program?
     
  4. guest

    guest Guest

    Well... maybe... Sorry but I don't know.

    Alex
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    There is. There are drivers for seeing Linux drives, but they are known to cause bsod with some anti-virus programs. Not recommended. Why do you wanna see Ubuntu files anyway?

    If you need to share data, you can keep them on NTFS, Linux can read them without any issues. Furthermore, you can create a third, data-sharing partition, formatted as fat32.

    Mrk
     
  6. PiCo

    PiCo Registered Member

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    Well, good question, actually I don't. I was more curious than actually in the need.

    At first I thought I had done sth wrong, cause I'm new to Linux :)

    Thank you for your answers!
     
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