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Old 05-25-2006, 04:00 AM   #31
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Very expensive. Rather than me have illegal software on my computer, any free programs for ubuntu that will CONVERT, not format, NTFS to FAT32

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Old 05-25-2006, 04:04 AM   #32
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Very expensive. Rather than me have illegal software on my computer, any free programs for either linux or ubuntu that will CONVERT, not format, NTFS to FAT32
Can't you just copy needed data from ntfs partition to some folder in your home or other directory, and then just format that ntfs ?

P.S. I saw people who divide ubuntu and linux, just want to mention, that ubuntu - is the linux, all distros are built on linux kernel, so we generally call all distros just linux.

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Old 05-25-2006, 04:06 AM   #33
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It has an operating system on it (windows) make any difference?
 
Old 05-25-2006, 04:26 AM   #34
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any free programs for either linux or ubuntu that will CONVERT, not format, NTFS to FAT32
I don't think you will find any such utility in Linux that supports ntfs-fat32 conversion. QtParted is one that I haven't used yet but, it works much similar to Partition magic. Anyway, I don't think it will support nfts-fat32 conversion.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 04:41 AM   #35
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Oops my mistake.

I meant windows or linux.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 05:08 AM   #36
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It has an operating system on it (windows) make any difference?
No difference , just install needed packages for ntfs (they are available for ubuntu via synaptic, I guess), mount it, copy needed data, then format it into ext3/etx2 in Gparted
 
Old 05-25-2006, 05:12 AM   #37
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I need windows to boot and run off the partition (ntfs) concerned. and linux to read the files, thats all.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 05:19 AM   #38
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I need windows to boot and run off the partition (ntfs) concerned. and linux to read the files, thats all.
Then you just need install ntfs kernel module, and mount it, I think there's mounting utility in ubuntu.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 06:00 AM   #39
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Then you just need install ntfs kernel module, and mount it, I think there's mounting utility in ubuntu.
The ntfs module is already included in the Ubuntu kernel by default. But, what he wants is a full read/write access to that partition, that's why I suggested him to convert it to fat32 as ntfs write operations are not supported in Ubuntu (they can be though, but not safe..useless in other words).
 
Old 05-26-2006, 09:59 AM   #40
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:S I though linux was suposed to be easy. What about my music. Why does it sound crap? step by step if possible please, "ntfs kernel module, and mount it" is alien language to me.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 10:30 AM   #41
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Can I have a simple yes/no answer to the following please?

Will windows boot and run fine off a fat32 filesystem?
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:37 PM   #42
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Yes. I always use fat32 for my Windows.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 03:37 AM   #43
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Getting sumwere. And how do i convert the partition with windows on to fat32?
 
Old 05-27-2006, 05:39 AM   #44
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Getting sumwere. And how do i convert the partition with windows on to fat32?
I have answered this question previously. The solution is "Partition Magic".
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:54 AM   #45
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Thanks, found out a friend had a copy and have used that windows now sees the two partitions and uses them fine and linux the same.

1,2,3,4 and 5 have been solved. How do I make my music not sound crap?
 
  


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