Ok, first, I don't remember where I read this, so if it was a user here, I apologize for not giving the appropriate reference.
So, my wife uses the XP side of this machine (I do for some games, but that's about it), while I use the linux side. We have all the little problems many dual booters suffer, mail in 2 spots, firefox bookmarks anbd themes (all of which can be fixed easily actually). The nomal way around it is to make a fat32 partition and share it between the two OS's, fix the permissions and away you go. But, I was wondering, can it be done with a linux native typ partition? As I was reading, i saw someone (I believe in Ubuntu forums) post information about this http://www.fs-driver.org/faq.html
. So I looked at it, and it looks doable. I'm going to give it a try, and see what they say. It's apparently a way to get NT, 2k, Me, XP or 2003 to mount an ext2 or ext3 fs, assign it a drive and access it just like you would from linux...I'll let you know how it turns out. If it screws up the journalling when (not if) XP crashes,on the linux side, then I will deem it as a failure and abandone it. If fsck can fix it without hours of waiting, then I may deem it a success. Either way, I will let you guys know how I got on. If you all ready have knowledge of this, please share and reduce the research time for me :-D