I try to install a "shared" space between my Gentoo and my Windows10. So, in Gentoo, I used parted to remove all (NTFS) partitions from one of my drives and repartition it with ext4. I then mounted the partition using
mount / fstab. After confirming that everything works smoothly on Gentoo, I switched over to Windows. And I was surprised to see my old drive name and find all the old files on it. Windows tells me that the drive is partitioned with NTFS. Even ext2fsd is not able to recognize the ext4 partition.
What is going on here? How can I get Windows to recognize the real partition?
I used the following commands:
# parted -a optimal /dev/sdb > rm 1 > rm 2 > mklabel gpt > mkpart primary 1 -1 > name 1 localshare > quit # mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1 # mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp # touch /mnt/tmp/test.txt
And the parted print output:
# parted -a optimal /dev/sdb GNU Parted 3.2 Using /dev/sdb Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) print Model: ATA WDC WD10EACS-00D (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 1000GB 1000GB ext4 localshare