Husse wrote:Ext3 is Ext2 with journaling and as you can't use Linux journaling under Windows (and the other way round for ntfs) there should be no problems. I used it a year and a half ago and it worked (if not perfect)
Fred wrote:If I were you, I would do something like the below:
10 Gig - NTFS - Windows
Linux swap - no more than 2 X your physical RAM. The sum of your physical RAM and swap should not exceed 3.5 GIG. Reduce swap size to make this true.
10 Gig - ext3 - Linux
Rest of the drive - NTFS - Shared
I have 2 gigs of memory and twice that is 4gigs and I dropped it down to 3.5 for the swap.
Fred wrote:Death Dream wrote:I have 2 gigs of memory and twice that is 4gigs and I dropped it down to 3.5 for the swap.
It is the sum of physical RAM and swap that shouldn't exceed 3.5 Gig. so if you have 2 Gig of RAM your swap partition need not be more than 1.5 Gig.
Most games are installed in a folder called /usr/local/games. I believe if I were you I would keep the large NTFS partition you have. Move the usr/local/games folder over to your NTFS partition and put a symlink in usr/local pointing to the games folder on the NTFS partition. All your Linux games would be installed in that folder. You can call that folder something other than games if you wish, to avoid a conflict if needed. Your Windows games could be installed on that same partition in a different folder.
Doing it this way you wouldn't have any potential problems with defraging. Windows could manage that aspect on the NTFS partition and Linux wouldn't care.
As for the swap thing, I always thought it was double, go figure lol.
Fred wrote:Death Dream,
I have no clue what an attempted Windows defrag would do to a ext partition, but I can't imagine it would be good. I am not sure it would even try since Windows can't see or read Linux partitions natively anyway.
Fred wrote:To do that, let's say that the NTFS partition is sda5 and is mounted as sda5 in /media by putting the appropriate line in fstab and creating that folder in /media. If you don't know how to do that let me know and I will show you.
Fred wrote:Now we need to move and rename your /usr/local/games folder to your NTFS partition. You can do this from a terminal with the commands:
sudo mv games /media/sda5/Linux_Games
Now we can create our symlink for the games folder. We are already in the /usr/local folder so we don't need to cd there.
sudo ln -sf /media/sda5/Linux_Games games
Fred wrote:This last ln command created another games folder inside of Linux_Games and over wrote the first symlink and is now linking into the games folder in the Linux_Games folder you just created.
Am I wrong in interpreting what I am looking at?
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