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Old 12-14-2003, 12:56 PM   #1
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Want to move my file server over to linux


I've got a file server with lots of hard drives in it that I want to change to linux. The problem is I don't know jack about linux and all of the harddrives are formatted in ntfs. So I wanted to know if I could install say mandrake and use those ntfs formatted hds?
 
Old 12-14-2003, 01:05 PM   #2
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No. NTFS write support is not stable in linux. I would format them as ext2 or reiser.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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Linux newb here. ext2 or reiser? I know of fat32 and ntfs.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 05:14 PM   #4
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Old 12-14-2003, 06:49 PM   #5
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ext2 and reiser are native linux file system types. These should be preferred. However, you could give it a try with vfat, too, though that would probably not be efficient enough for long time use. Besides, it does not have a file permission system like the native Linux file systems.

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Old 12-15-2003, 09:13 AM   #6
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Is there anyway known to convert a ntfs partition to either ext2 or reiser without losing the data on the disk. I'm sure there isn't but I have hundreds of gigs of info all on ntfs partitions that I want to move over to either ext2 or reiser but I don't have enough free space to dump a whole harddrive's worth of info.
 
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