Pretty self explanitory. However, I have a dual boot system with Win 10 Pro and am low on storage space on my primary drive. Because I want to access (Read/Write) all of my data from both Windows and Manjaro, my mass storage drive has been formatted as ExFAT. Copying my current /home data is not a problem at all for me.
TLDR, can I set /home to an ExFAT partition, and if so, are there any problems with mounting /home because it is on a different drive? Manjaro is already installed.
clarification; do you want to have /home on a separate partition whilst also wanting to share data on it with windows, as in use it as common storage for stuff you create in windows as well.
/home is meant to be user-space for the different users in your linux system. even if you manage to avoid issues running exFAT on your /home partition (i’m not sure), you will have issues if you the base directories in the /home partition not correspond to different users and being arbitrary directories (to linux) created by windows. so i think not
You can’t use exFAT for your home. You need a file system that supports Linux permission which exFAT doesn’t I think, you’ll run into related issues using exFAT (I never tried but that doesn’t sound right). You can mount an exFAT partition inside your user Home to share data with Windows though.
No. /home needs to have support for POSIX file ownership and POSIX permissions. Neither of the FAT-based filesystems nor NTFS support this.
The best you can do with regard to interoperability is use a separate Windows-supported filesystem mounted to a directory inside your $HOME — e.g. /home/your-username/Data — and put all of the stuff you want to share with windows in there. Note: This will not work with applications that use their own data directories, such as Thunderbird, web browsers, et al.