Contents Related Articles Contents1 Background2 How to prepare a partition for exchanging data2.1 Shrinking existing paritions2.2 Create/Format a new partition2.3 Mount options3 Troubleshooting3.1 Cannot shrink existing partitionBackgroundOn a dual boot system with Windows, you often need to exchange data between the systems. Up to this moment, there is no perfect solution. It is because Windows and Linux have different (mainly security) mechanisms. So each of these operating systems cannot support the other's file system fully.In openSUSE, installation will detect an installation of Windows and will set up to mount Windows' partition(s) if installed. But for a point of...