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Old 09-03-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Convert vfat partition to ext3?

How can i convert a vfat partition to ext3 (or ext2) without reformatting and losing the contents?
I have a hard drive that ive moved from a windows box to my linux server and i want to set it up as a NFS share but it wont work as a vfat partition.

Any ideas?
Old 09-03-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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formatting will destroy all data on the partition...........
back it up to cd-r and format then put data back on disk
the only way it will work........or move data to another partition
...format then move it back...........


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