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Vista had to drop the WinFS for NTFS to make the belated ship date...

However, from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista 
"Services for UNIX has been renamed "Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications,"
and is included with the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Vista. Network
File System (NFS) client support is also included."

If you had another Linux computer at home, you could install the hdd in it
and set up the NFS and mount it on Vista (will have to see to believe 100%).

The USB flash disk suggestion sounds way easier to me.
-Charles

-----Original Message-----
From: Platform Independent Linux List! [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
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Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 12:42 AM
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Subject: Re: A Tale of Two Hard Drives

On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Brian Bartholomew wrote:

>> Does anyone have ideas on making them play nice together?
>
> Vista is not going to be able to read any of the Linux filesystem
> formats.  Maybe you can create a new FAT partition that you can read
> and write from both.  Or use a USB drive.

One google search brought up http://www.fs-driver.org/ which claims to be 
an ext2fs driver for Windows (well, NT4.0/2000/XP/2003...maybe it 
doesn't/won't/can't work with Vista), allowing rw access to ext2 
partitions from within Windows.

I don't have any experience with Vista, but have they abandoned NTFS for 
something newer?  Ubuntu has no problem mounting XP NTFS partitions.

/dev/hda1 on /media/hda1 type ntfs (rw,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46)

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