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Old 08-20-2004, 08:48 AM   #1
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how do i format drive as ntfs from linux fedora

For convienence purposes I want to format my 2nd drive as NTFS from linux fedora 2, my setup is :

Drive 1 primary master

I want to reformat this as ntfs from linux

Drive 2 primary slave

This has linux fedora 2 installed and I want to format /dev/hda from here
via a commad line terminal

How would I go about doing this? I cant format as fat32 as my drive /dev.hda is 120gb

Old 08-20-2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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You can, but I wouldn't
You need to have NTFS write support in the kernel, which is experimental, and not stable.
I would use a Windows box to partition it, as Linux and Windows probably won't play well together if you use *nix to partition the drive.


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