Using shared same Mysql Data dir on multiOS Linux+Windows Laptop

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 15:33

My old OS was Win XP. I have formatted my Notebook and installed Windows 7 64bit english and Ubuntu 10 64 bit LTS. My laptop is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo pa 1510 with AMD Turion 64 X2.

The reason why I installed 2 OS is using same codebase for webdevelopment. I want to use same htdocs/www directory for both Windows and Linux.

But now I have a problem. Can Mysql under Windows and Linux handle same data dir ? Let say I have installed Mysql under Windows c:/program files and under Linux /etc/mysql. And i have changed both "my.ini" files and change MYSQL_DATA_DIR to MY_EXTERN_DRIVE/Mysql/Data.

Can Mysql handle that?