LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
spartanz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
how to create a partition from Linux to Windows


i have created a new partition in Linux and i have only one NTFS and want an extended partition in Windows, i have already deleted my extended partition in Windows now i am trying to create partition from Linux to Windows, do i have to change the id to NTFS or FAT while i created partition in Linux, please help!!

every detailed step will be appreciated as i am new to Linux
 
Old 12-19-2009, 12:18 AM   #2
svinoba
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Bengaluru, India
Distribution: Debian, Fedora, Slackware
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 17
Creating windows partition from linux is no different than creating a linux partition. Just have to partition as NTFS or FAT32 (as you wish). Use GUI tools like Gparted or PartedMagic instead of command line if you are not comfortable. If you use GParted, the steps are self explanatory. You have to select partition format as NTFS/FAT instead of linux's ext3/ext4 formats.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 01:14 AM   #3
quinreis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up ntfs partitions

Just a small addition: if you are using ntfs partitions under Linux, it would be a good idea to install the package ntfsprogs so that you can run ntfsfix after an unclean shutdown. Otherwise, your partition my only mount read-only. If you don't have ntfsprogs you would have to boot into windows to sort it out.
Run the code:

Code:
sudo ntfsfix /dev/xxxx
where xxxx is the device name for the ntfs partition, like sda2

Last edited by quinreis; 12-19-2009 at 01:18 AM. Reason: incomplete
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cannot create root partition on Windows 7 rcmonroig Linux - Newbie 5 11-12-2009 12:31 PM
create partition from linux where windows can be installeda sagsriv Linux - Newbie 1 03-24-2009 04:06 PM
Create a mountable disk image of Windows partition tnine9 Linux - Desktop 3 08-10-2008 07:13 PM
Create a filesystem Partition both accesable to Windows and Linux Jackes Linux - Hardware 14 03-08-2008 12:39 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration