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Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by amit_bhattacharyya » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:20 pm

THIS IS ACTUALLY QUESTION

Suppose I have dual boot W10 and LINUX mint in SSD and another hard disk just to store data like images and videos, files etc.
If I will divide HDD in two part one for W10 another for MINT what are the special thing I should be aware of beforehand.

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Re: Dual booting from separate disks

Post by deepakdeshp » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:35 pm

amit_bhattacharyya wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:20 pm
THIS IS ACTUALLY QUESTION

Suppose I have dual boot W10 and LINUX mint in SSD and another hard disk just to store data like images and videos, files etc.
If I will divide HDD in two part one for W10 another for MINT what are the special thing I should be aware of beforehand.
If you want to share data bet Mint and W10, the shared partition should be formatted with NTFS file system.
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Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by Moem » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:25 am

Amit_bhattacharyya, welcome to the forum; I've split your question off into a separate topic, because a new question deserves a new topic. Please keep that in mind. Thanks!
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Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by pbear » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:55 am

Extending on deepakdeshp's answer, if you set up a data partition on the HDD formatted NTFS, there is no need for two of them. Both systems can use the same data partition, so you don't have to worry about syncing them. On the other hand, you can have two data partitions if you like. Be aware that Mint will not automatically mount the data partition, although it is easily mounted manually in File Manager (will appear in the left navigation pane, click to mount). You can set up the system to mount the data partition automatically, but that takes some work. See this Tutorial.

Another thing to consider. You don't mention how large the SSD, but it probably would make sense to save your Timeshift snapshots on the HDD. If so, this will require a partition formatted ext4. If you accept the suggestion to use one NTFS data partition, that can't be used for Timeshift. Instead, create a separate partition (45 GB is a good size), then configure Timeshift to use that partition (which also has to be mounted, either automatically or manually). The advantage of this strategy is that it prevents Timeshift from filling up your root partition, which is a problem some users have run into (usually because their root partition wasn't large enough to accommodate both the system and Timeshift snapshots).
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Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by AndyMH » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:56 am

What I did when I was dual booting was create an additional NTFS partition, labelled data. In win this was drive D: and I kept all my data on it, put nothing on C: other than installed programs. In mint I mounted it as /home/me/data*. Data sharing between the two OSs was painless and seamless.

* you have to edit your fstab file to do this.
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Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by athi » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:08 pm

With shared NTFS data partition, need to make sure that Win10 Fast Startup is disabled (should have been before Mint installation anyway). Otherwise it could cause file corruption.
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Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by amit_bhattacharyya » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:25 pm

I have SSD of 1 TB and 1TB HDD
HDD is lying around just want to make a good use of , what i understand I need to create partition in HDD one NTFS for linux mint another FAT for W10 and in linux mint I need to mount the partition from HDD, but my LINUX MINT OS will be installed in SSD ( which I want )

I will update this post in future with my experience , thanks you all

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Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by athi » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:59 pm

amit_bhattacharyya wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:25 pm
I have SSD of 1 TB and 1TB HDD
HDD is lying around just want to make a good use of , what i understand I need to create partition in HDD one NTFS for linux mint another FAT for W10 and in linux mint I need to mount the partition from HDD, but my LINUX MINT OS will be installed in SSD ( which I want )

I will update this post in future with my experience , thanks you all
What we've got here is failure to communicate (sorry, can't help myself, great movie).

If HDD is to be use for shared file storage for both Win10 and Mint, you can create 1 NTFS partition. This partition will be auto-mount by Win10 as a drive but will need to be mounted as a device by Mint either manually or automatically via creation of a mount point and editing fstab. pbear also suggested creation of a 45GB ext4 partition on the HDD for Timeshift snapshot. There is no need for a FAT partition.
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Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

Post by pbear » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:16 pm

athi wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:59 pm
pbear also suggested creation of a 45GB ext4 partition on the HDD for Timeshift snapshots.
Given the size of the SSD, though, I withdraw the suggestion. :)

And agree, no FAT on a 1 TB hard drive.
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