I have currently installed Ubuntu to my laptop as a partition since I will start using it for work. I actually prefer Ubuntu as my main OS, so I will just keep Windows for irrelevant things as games and programs as Office packages and Photoshop. This is the distribution I currently have for my partitions:
- Windows OS (195GB) - ntfs
- Ubuntu OS (180GB) - ext4
- /home directory for Ubuntu (25GB) - ext4
- Shared data partition for both OS (75GB) - ntfs
In a first instance I tried to keep the
/home directory partition as the one which will be used as the shared data, but I found out that Windows does not allow to write on ext4 partitions on a native way and some problematics programs or not immediate solutions had to be used.
For these reason, I created another partition with ntfs extension in order to share my programming projects and other stuff between both operative systems. This is later mounted on Ubuntu on
/media/data/ on start and accessed by symbolic links I created on my
As far as I have been testing, the implementation works fine and I have not experience any problem opening files in both OS, but I am not sure if this solution is an advisable one or if it may lead to possible future problems or losses of information. Is there any risk on this implementation greater than the one I would have on a default one?
Otherwise, do you recommend me to perform any changes or to implement the partitions in any other way?