Author: Mario Pesce
As most people do,when I started using Linux, I created separate partitions for Linux and used Lilo or Grub to boot either into either Windows or Linux, according to the different job requirements.
I normally used my laptop PC during the day in a company that used Windows applications in a Windows based LAN and therefore I normally had to boot in Windows during the day to work with my colleagues whereas at home I would boot mainly into Linux. This approach has a few disadvantages as follows:
- My work e-mails were in Microsoft Outlook and I had to boot under Windows to access them.
- I used KMail (and later Mozilla Thunderbird) for my personal e-mails and I had to boot under Linux to access them.
- I could access Window folders from Linux and copy data from Windows, but I could not access any Linux directory from Windows.