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Old 09-13-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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need help making a partition over windows ntfs


my problem is simple.

My computer hdd broke, i put into into another computer but windows could not read. I boot from knoppix, no problem.

Here is my problem: i need to make a FAT partition on my hdd because linux cannot write over ntfs system.

What utility can i use in knoppix to shorten the windows partition and make a FAT filesystem?

Please let me know as soon as possible
 
Old 09-13-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
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Hello!

ok- there are a couple of tools, qtparted and cfdisk. To do cfdisk, you will need to go into the commandline and you will not be able to shorten partitions, with qtparted (a gui tool) you will. There are a bunch of tutorials on the web- qtparted is fairly intuitive.

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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there is a problem with qtparted, when resize-ing, it prompts about backing up, then waiting, then a prompt window with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in it.

is this good?
or is it bad?

please let me know
 
Old 09-13-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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hmm... sorry- not that much experience with qtparted.

However, if it is all backed up, (meaning you have your important files somewhere safe and separate) then go a head and experiment. The worst thing that could happen is that you'd have to start over.

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Old 09-13-2005, 08:43 PM   #5
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Re: need help making a partition over windows ntfs

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Originally posted by blackman890
Here is my problem: i need to make a FAT partition on my hdd because linux cannot write over ntfs system.
This is just not true. If you select a partition to be reformatted as ext3, it shouldn't matter what format the partition used to be in.

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What utility can i use in knoppix to shorten the windows partition and make a FAT filesystem?
QTParted.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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Originally posted by blackman890
there is a problem with qtparted, when resize-ing, it prompts about backing up, then waiting, then a prompt window with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in it.

is this good?
or is it bad?

please let me know
Can you link to a screenshot so we can see what you're talking about?
 
  


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