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Old 03-17-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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Converting Windows HDD to Linux

I have a HDD in my Linux computer (running Suse 9.2) that is formatted as a Windows partition. It presently only has a few files on it, and I believe those are the defaults for the partition - I haven't added any of my own files to it.
I'd like to convert this to a Linux partition, but I have no idea how. Looking through YaST, there seemed to be some things that might perform the task ("LVM" and "Partitioner" in the "System" tab), but they seemed to be rather complicated, and I didn't want to play with them for fear I'd break something.

I'd appreciate any help folk could give me as to how I'd go about converting this drive from Windows to Linux.

Cheers in advance.

Old 03-17-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Partitioner would likely do it, but I don't use SuSE. The following should work, however: find out which partition it is. Suppose it is /dev/hdc1.

run 'cfdisk /dev/hdc' and change the "type" of the partition to 'Linux Native'. Save changes and exit. Then mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hdc1. Or reiserfs, or whatever your fs of choice is.


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