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Old 05-10-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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Convert partition...


I decided not to dual boot anymore and just delete windows from hard drive... the question is the folowing: is there any tool that can convert Fat32 to ext2 whitout losing the data on the drive, like Partition maigic under windows (convert from NTFS to FAT32 etc..) I searced for it but I only find tools that convert from ext2 to ext3 and viceversa or FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa but non of them could convert Fat32 to ext2...
thx
 
Old 05-10-2006, 06:50 AM   #2
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Doesn't exist, you'll need to back the data up somewhere, convert the filesystem and the copy it all back.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 07:13 AM   #3
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Doesn't exist, you'll need to back the data up somewhere, convert the filesystem and the copy it all back.
I tought so... to bad... thx anyway...!
 
Old 05-10-2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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I decided not to dual boot anymore and just delete windows from hard drive... the question is the folowing: is there any tool that can convert Fat32 to ext2 whitout losing the data on the drive, like Partition maigic under windows (convert from NTFS to FAT32 etc..) I searced for it but I only find tools that convert from ext2 to ext3 and viceversa or FAT32 to NTFS and vice versa but non of them could convert Fat32 to ext2...
thx
You can do what Cam suggested and maybe it's not so hard. If you use something that can create a Linux-compatible archive (tar w/gzip or bzip2) you can just tar your FAT filesystem and untar it into an ext2 partition. 7zip from sourceforge makes tars like that on Win.
 
  


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