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Re: Dual Booting system and Pilot

  • Subject: Re: Dual Booting system and Pilot
  • From: "J. Clarke" <jclarke.usenet@snet.net.invalid>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:36:53 -0400
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> pepebuho@gmail.com wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have a dual boot system, Windows and Linux.
>> I usually synchronize my Palm M515 while in windows mode.
>> If I set up a common area that both windows and linux can have access
>> to,
>> is it possible to make the OS irrelevant while synchronizing?
>> I fear that If I do this I will corrupt all the databases on the Pilot.
>> thanks for your input
> You can read a Windows> partition from Linux, but not write onto it. 

Wrong.  You can read an NTFS partition from Linux but not write to it
reliably.  FAT and FAT32 Linux handles just fine.

> Perhaps new technologies have emerged since I last though. From Windows, I
> do not believe you have any access to a Linux partition. Microsoft refuse
> to believe that anything but Windows exists, but maybe third-party
> software will offer a solution.

Why should Microsoft provide support for foreign file systems?  IBM doesn't
in any of their in-house developed operating systems, Apple didn't provide
it until the tools came in the box with the BSD Unix around which they
built OSX, so who _has_ provided such support?

> Have a look into Samba < www.samba.org/ >. 

Samba is network software, it has nothing to do with disk formats.

> Also consider synchronising the data on an intermediate server, if one is
> available to you. Also consider JPilat or KPilot. You should be able to
> secure all your data without rebooting in Windows mode.

??? How does that get his data into Windows?  He wants to be able to sync
once from Windows or Linux without having to worry about which he is in and
then have his data appear in both.

I suspect that the most reliable way to do what he wants to do would be to
use a groupware server such as Exchange or Groupwise, but they aren't

> Roy

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