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Old 05-10-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
marelnx
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Ntfs to ext3


Hello. I've been trying to figure out how to move /home to the other partition that exists on my computer, however it's ntfs and turns out it's impossible to move my /home there. So how do convert that ntfs partition to ext3, I don't mind loosing data that's in that partition.
http://img710.imageshack.us/i/gpartedscreenshot.png/
/sda5 is the partition I'm talking about. So what's the best way to do it ? If you write what commands I should use please include partition names.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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maybe you should just delete partition in gparted and than create new ext3 partition
 
Old 05-10-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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How about - mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda5
 
Old 05-10-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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you want to put your Linux /home folder on your MS windows ntfs drive
you can NOT DO THAT and have your linux home folder work or for that mater even be able to login as any user on linux

ntfs dose NOT SUPPORT file permissions

use a live gparted cd and reformat it to ext3
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

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