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Old 09-19-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
spdthespeed
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Talking ntfs to ext3 convertion without data loss




i am using rhel5,i386.......................

i am having this partitions

(parted)print....

Model: WDC WD800BB-22JHC0 (ide)
Disk /dev/hdc: 80.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 41.9GB 41.9GB primary ntfs boot
2 41.9GB 52.1GB 10.1GB primary ext3
4 52.1GB 70.0GB 17.9GB primary ext2 lba
3 70.0GB 71.6GB 1571MB primary linux-swap


[root@localhost ~]# df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdc2 9.2G 6.9G 1.9G 79% /
tmpfs 379M 0 379M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdc1 40G 19G 21G 47% /root/mov
/dev/hdc4 17G 44M 16G 1% /root/other

i want to convert /dev/hdc1 (40G){ntfs} into ext3 without loosing data........

pls help me
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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You'll need to copy that 19G of data to a temporary area (possibly external media), then you can change the filesystem to ext3 and copy the 19G of saved data back. There's no way to format that without destroying the data.

Last edited by TBC Cosmo; 09-19-2009 at 10:29 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 09:29 PM   #3
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are u sure..............

is there any way to convert..........ntfs to any other linux supported filesystem...........
 
Old 09-20-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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are u sure..............

is there any way to convert..........ntfs to any other linux supported filesystem...........
You have to back up the data on the NTFS partition, recreate the filesystem, and reinstall the backup-up data. You cannot keep it in place.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 12:53 AM   #5
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thanks for ur response....."tbc cosmo" and "lutusp"............
 
Old 09-22-2009, 01:57 AM   #6
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ntfs to ext3

i think as online its not possible
 
  


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