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Old 07-29-2004, 08:06 AM   #1
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Converting from NTFS to EXT2 filesystem

In a final attempt to eventually Ban all M$ from my system i want to put my NTFS data partition (with a @*&load of Mp3) to an Ext2 partition
since i doe not have enough diskspace to juggle around with them i would like to convert the partition anyone has any experience?
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I don't think it is possible to convert NTFS to EXT2 without losing the data. You can convert EXT2 to EXT3 without losing data, but I don't know of any other filesystem conversions you can make like that. But I'm no expert, so someone else may know a way. By the way, you are better off using a journaling filesytem like ext3 or reiserfs rather than ext2.

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Old 07-29-2004, 08:36 AM   #3
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I was kind of afraid this answer would show up.
Guess there's nothing left todo but burn all of them on dvd and copy them back then.

Thnx anyway


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