I think you can use "parted" to resize your ext3 partition without loosing any data. Are you sure your home partition is /dev/hde5 and not /dev/hda5? Because depending on that you must run "parted /dev/hde" or "parted /dev/hda". After that, if you write "help" the program will display all the choices you have. The ones you are interested on are: print, resize and quit (but I can be wrong, so use help!)
There is also "qtpart", which does the same but has a GUI, so could be easier to use.
I'm not a Fedora user, so I don't know if these programs come in the default installation, but surely you can find the RPMs to install them...
About your question of NTFS. It is OK as long as you only read the partition. Write is not fully supported!!
EDIT: Two things to mention:
1) Try to backup. It is always possible that something goes wrong...
2) If something goes wrong or you decice to format anyway, do not create only one FAT32 partition. Use parted (or fdisk) to create a Linux partition for /home and other for the FAT32.
Last edited by enemorales; 04-21-2005 at 06:12 AM.