I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to use as an entertainment center (with Retropie for playing roms & Kodi for playing media). I have an external harddrive that I'd like to store my roms on & permanently mount for the Pi, but I currently use it to store some movies on for my Xbox One & I'd like to continue to do that as well. I know Pi runs on a variation of Linux so I wasn't sure if this was even possible. Is there a way to partition my external harddrive or just have a separate movie folder that the Xbox would still be able to read? The harddrive is currently formatted in a Windows format, & Xbox works with it like its just a media device (not formatted to store Xbox One games & such).
Yes, you can read NTFS in Linux, install ntfs-3g package. I assume you are using raspbian.
sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g sudo mount -t ntfs-3g <external hard drive> <target dir>
also you can create permanent mount point in /etc/fstab with device UUID.