Please explain why I would need a third partition to do this. I am not 
aware of any restrictions in Git concerning what machine/partition the 
workspace and repository must live on, except that the remote is expected 
to really be remote, i.e., not on the local machine, accessible only over 
the net, whether via git:// scheme or some other. And why would files be 
"changed when you jump back and forth"? If both the workspace and 
repository are one and the same partition, why would it make any difference 
which filesystem it is mounted on or accessed from? The same .git files are 
being read, the same submitted files, etc.

BTW: I am trying to do both the things you mention: keep one work area I 
can use from either Windows or Linux and keep a remote repo I can get to 
from both (upstream). The latter is already achieved, it is the first that 
is giving me strange discrepancies concerning which files are modified.

Because of this discrepancy, though I continue to edit files running either 
Windows or Fedora, I do the revision control only while running Windows. 
But this is far from ideal, especially when it looks like I am so close to 
getting the ability to run Git correctly from either.

BTW: the remote repository is at Github. But since I am so underwhelmed by 
their GUI, I stick to command line Git whenever possible: the Git 
documentation is good enough that I have a much better idea what is really 
going on when I execute a Git command on the command line, despite the 
problem I am having with these dubious 'modified' reports.

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:24:26 AM UTC-8, John Fisher wrote:
> Matthew, I defer to actual Git experts... but heres some sysadmin ideas:
> Are you trying to keep one work area you can use for Windows and for Linux? 
> Or are you trying to keep a remote repos
> which you can get to from both?
> If you create a third partition and put your Git workarea and repository 
> there, then you could mount it from both
> Windows and Linux. But files are going be changed when you jump back and 
> forth. You could also switch to running Linux,
> and put up a VM of Windows ( or vice versa) and have both running at once, 
> keeping your remote repos on Linux and having
> two work areas. Or, you could get that old Pentium4/ Pentium/ AMD dog out of 
> the closet or for $25 at the thrift store,
> and set up a Linux server with a remote repository. Or you could host your 
> project at github.
> John
> On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:40:47 PM UTC-8, Matthew Johnson wrote:
>> First, some background. I have one hard disk separated into two partitions: 
>> one for the version of Windows 7 that shipped on this rather new 
>> Thinkpad (Windows 7 Professional SP1), the other for Fedora 17 (which I 
>> installed and keep up-to-date). Of course, it is rather easy to access 
>> the Windows partition from the F17 partition, which I
>> have been doing with no noticeable problems: 

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