You can mount, read and write to NTFS discs from Linux. Currently, I have my 80GB NTFS-formatted external HDD working fine. (Fedora 8. 126.96.36.199-85.fc8.)
Mounted using: sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdx1 /media/disc.
However, if you still want to reformat it as ext2, then do the following:
(This is assuming that the drive is sdb.)
then you can mount the drive as ext2 using
sudo mount -t ext2 /dev/sdx1 /media/disc
Last edited by hacker supreme; 01-05-2008 at 03:31 PM.