Two Hard drives

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Curtrey
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Two Hard drives

Post by Curtrey » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:23 pm

I am wondering if it is possible to have two hard drives in a desktop in the following configuration

Hard drive 1 holding 3 o/s
Hard drive 2 holding the data from all 3 o/s.

Most of the data I save is generated by application systems which are common to each of the o/s.Eg. open office/libre office data I currently save to a USB memory stick. I can access this data whichever o/s I am using. Without using the USB memory stick, I have to close o/s 1 and open o/s 2 to access data in os 2.

At present I can not access data produced when in one o/s whilst in another unless I ca access it from the USB memory stick. It would be so much easier if the data storage could be on a second hard drive internally.Presumably I could use a solid hard drive or memory card of some description.

Please could someone versed in these matters instruct me how to arrange and the instructions I have to give to each o/s telling it to store data to the second o/s. Or perhaps I need to instruct each application system.

Thank you

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Re: Two Hard drives

Post by wayne128 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:33 pm

Just my practice , for reference only.

I have many Linux OSes and Win OS on the same computer.
I share data on a partition, in order to share with winOS, I used ntfs format, which can be accessed by any modern Linux OS out of the box ( read/write/change).
So if you consider this method, you would then create a ntfs formatted data partition on hard drive 2.
each time you use linux OS, any linux OS, you have full access over the data partition

When I want to back up those important files, I copy to the USB drive, also in ntfs format ( some people prefer to have FAT32 format). which is also accessible by all OSes ( Lin/win/etc).

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Re: Two Hard drives

Post by Curtrey » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:56 am

Thank you I'll give it a try

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Re: Two Hard drives

Post by Flemur » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:09 pm

You might want to use a linux extN data partition and use Ext2Read or something similar to access it from Windows, depending on which OS you use the most.
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