I'm trying to convert my NTFS partition to ext3. However I'm having some problems doing so. I use fdisk to delete the old partition, create a new one in its stead, make it Linux(83) and write the partition table. Should be a cakewalk right? Well, when i reboot the machine and mount the partition, it won't accept ext3, it wants to be mounted as NTFS! Furthermore, all data is still on it. Really weird, because when I enter windooze(yes, I dual boot, and I'm ashamed
), it cant see the partition!
Here my partition table using fdisk:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 2551 16770 114222150 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 16771 18620 14860125 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 18621 19928 10506510 83 Linux
/dev/hda5 2551 16708 113724103+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 16709 16770 497983+ 82 Linux swap
And when writing the partition table I get some strange message:
The partition table has been altered!
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
The kernel still uses the old table.
The new table will be used at the next reboot.
Perhaps this has something to do with it??