The Linux side will be used for computational software and I need to be able to share dump files, plots, graphs, etc. with the Windows side for report production in Word and PowerPoint. I have recently discovered an obscure reference that states that I must make a third partition for file sharing in the FAT32 format which both systems should recognize.
My questions are:
1) Is the need to create the new FAT32 partition for sharing correct in my situation, with the given hardware/software?
2) Can I use the Linux "Disk Druid" utility to non-destructively partition the EXT3 partition, where there is existing space, to create the new FAT32 partition?
3) Assuming yes to "1) and 2)", once the FAT32 partition exists, will Windows automatically recognize the partition (in File Manager) so that I can turn on "File Sharing" through the Control Panel?
4) How do I deal with the security settings on the Linux side to allow file sharing as the current build includes "SELinux" security protocol?
5) Is there anything I haven't asked that I should have?
Thanks for your help.