Making a Fat32 Partition for both OS's

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    Making a Fat32 Partition for both OS's

    Alright, my situation: I installed Mandrake 10, and I liked it because the built in partitioner was great. I have had bad expieriences with Partition Magic. I want a fat32 partition for use of Both OS's. But I don't know how I should approach it. I'd rather not use Partition Magic, and I'm a COMPLETE linux newb...

    so my question is, Can I use that amazing built in partitioner to make a fat partition? And if so, how?

    Thanks guys
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    I have also had bad experiences with PM but just yesterday i downloaded version 8 to setup my disk for slackware. It worked great. Download version 8, and fire it up. Click on drive c: (or whatever) in the main window and click create partition in the upper left corner. Click next on the driver letter, and it'll show a list of partitions on that drive. Leave them selected and click next. Type in the amount of space, say 8 gigs (8,000.00) for example. Then name it and click fat32 from the drop down menu. Click finish, then flick file > apply changes. All set.

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    I am not sure I understand your question. Just use Mandake to create the partition as fat32. When you boot to Windows it will automatically recognize the additional drive for you!

    I have used both PM 8 and Mandrake to do the partitioning. Both work great the only problems I have encountered are when I used BOTH PM and Mandrake I think that they handle things a little different. So I would say use Mandrake OR use PM but not both. Also it is a good idea to defrag the drives before running PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bajanine
    I am not sure I understand your question. Just use Mandake to create the partition as fat32. When you boot to Windows it will automatically recognize the additional drive for you!
    Hope this helps.
    Alright, I'll look up how to do that. Thanks
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