I have installed a Win2000 and you do not have to switch to NTFS. W2000
can be installed on a FAT32 partition. I have installed it on a FAT32
partition and hasn't caused me any problems.
You might wanna give it a try.
On Fri, 20 Apr 2001 Wayne.Brown@altec.com wrote:
> Where does write support for NTFS stand at the moment? I noticed that it's
> still marked "Dangerous" in the kernel configuration. This is important to me
> because it looks like I'll have to start using it next week. My office laptop
> is going to be "upgraded" from Windows 98 to 2000. Of course, I hardly ever
> boot into Windows any more since installing a Linux partition last year. But
> our corporate email standard forces me to use Lotus Notes, which I run under
> Wine. The Notes executables and databases are installed on my Windows
> partition. The upgrade, though, will involve wiping the hard drive, allocating
> the whole drive to a single NTFS partition, and reinstalling Notes after
> installing Windows 2000 . That means bye-bye FAT32 partition and hello NTFS. I
> can't mount it read-only because I'll still have to update my Notes databases
> from Linux. So how risky is this?
> Also, I'll have to recreate my Linux partitions after the upgrade. Does anyone
> know if FIPS can split a partition safely that was created under Windows
> 2000/NT? It worked fine for Windows 98, but I'm a little worried about what
> might happen if I try to use it on an NTFS partition.
> I'd appreciate any advice or help anyone can give me. There's just no way I can
> stand going back to using anything but Linux for my daily work.
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