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Well today i'm a mandrake user...and a happy one too. Having tried in the past without luck (seeing modem) today i've managed to crack the linux gold pot. I've installed mandrake 9.0 (upgrading to 9.1 soon) onto a 20gig hdd without any problems at all. Now i'm wondering if i use my old 40gig ntfs drive as a slave and read/use the contents from it?? I have plugged it in and mandrake has detected it without problems but now i'm not sure how to read it's contents. From memory linux wont read contents of fat32 or ntfs disks....but that was ages ago so i'm hoping things may have changed. Alternatelly are there any programs that can convert a drive from ntfs to the linux happy type of file system while keeping the contents of the drive intact??
as you can tell im a noob with linux so any help is much apreciated.
Oh yeah, definitely. Not too long ago, in a place not far from here there lived a distro or 50 that couldn't because there was no NTFS module. If I had to guess a year, I'd say mid 2000ish? Just a number really, check out the Linux NTFS project page for a real number (I'd guess).
thanks all very much guys, it's all working nicelly for me now. I removed the slave drive and put it in another machine to convert it to fat32 using partition magic (under windows) and now have write access to this drive with all my files intact.
It feels great to finally get somewhere with linux and can already see myself being converted
Last edited by widowmaker; 08-15-2003 at 07:20 PM.