I am new to the forum and this is my first post. I just got a Dell mini 10v with the goal to run OSX. After doing some research I found that many people partition the HD so that the mini can dual boot. This is very appealing to me! Ideally I would like to have a dual boot 10v with OSX and XP. However my question concerns file compatibility.
If I create to equal partitions I will not have enough room on either to load all my files (music, pictures, documents).
I think that I could make the XP NTFS partition larger and load all my files on it since OSX can read write to NTFS but not the other way around? Could I direct the OSX programs like iTunes, iPhoto, and Finder to the XP NTFS partition to view and edit files on the XP partition?
Another thought would be to create a third Fat32 partition for the purpose of keeping all of my files. Then I could direct both OS partitions to this third partition.
What I am really trying to do here is avoid having duplicate music, photo and document files on both OS partitions.
Not sure if I am looking at this problem correctly, or if there if the solution is simple or complex.
Any help or direction is greatly appreciated!