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Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10


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Maleboe

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I dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 and I need to know if there is any way I can link two folders between the two O.S.'s. If you could help me I would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I am running Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot right now. I suggest you create small 200GB partitions for the 2 OSs themselves, and a separate Storage partition. I created an extended partition with Gparted, and then installed ubuntu inside of it. I also set aside another partition inside the extended one for storage. From my knowledge, Windows will not see any other primary partitions than the one it is installed in. So, I put the Storage and Linux logical partitions inside an extended partition so that Windows could see it. The Storage partition is formatted NTFS for the sake of Windows. If this is confusing, I suggest you read this: http://www.pcguide.c...rtitions-c.html It cleared up everything for me. If you have any other questions, post back. :D
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maybe the easiest way is to mount a ntfs storage drive/partition (if you have one),
then install ntfs-3g in ubuntu (its in your software manager),

ntfs-3g will give you write access

both systems can then access the drive/partition with read and write access,

or just mount your windows install partition - with ntfs-3g installed in ubuntu of course,

just be a bit carefull doing it this way as you will have write access to all your windows system files
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The files are already accessible.

Go to Places > Home Folder > File System > Then there should be somewhere for Windows. I don't dual boot anymore though.
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Certainly, create a new partition for dual boot is necessary.
You can create new partition through the disk management in Windows 7 or through the 3rd party tool such as Partition Assistant, there is still have free edition for use.
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No need to use other tools. The Ubuntu installation CD already included a partitioning tool for you.
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