I have a dual boot (windows 7/linux) computer. I have an NTFS partition to exchange data between them. I want to install a MySQL Server. However, I don't have another computer and, as I would like to use the data from windows and linux, I want to install MySQL and store the data in the shared disk.
However, the idea makes me cringe. Should this be possible at all? How careful must I be with updates? I.e. if the linux updater installs a sqcurity patch, would it be safe to not install it in windows?