I currently have Ubuntu installed as a partition on my laptop as I will be using it for work. I actually prefer Ubuntu as my main operating system, so I'll only keep Windows for irrelevant things like games and programs like Office packages and Photoshop. This is the distribution I currently have for my partitions:
- Windows operating system (195 GB) – ntfs
- Ubuntu OS (180 GB) – ext4
- / Home directory for Ubuntu (25 GB) – ext4
- Common data partition for both operating systems (75 GB) – ntfs
In a first case, I tried to keep that
/home Directory partition as the one used as shared data, but I found that Windows does not allow native writing to ext4 partitions and some problematic programs or non-immediate solutions had to be used.
For this reason, I created another partition with the ntfs extension to share my programming projects and other things between the two operating systems. This will be mounted on Ubuntu later
/media/data/ when starting and accessing via symbolic links that I have created on mine
As far as I've tested, the implementation works fine and I have no problems opening files in both operating systems. However, I am not sure whether this solution is advisable or can lead to possible future problems or loss of information. Is there a greater risk with this implementation than with a standard implementation?
Otherwise, would you recommend making changes or implementing the partitions in a different way?