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Old 04-16-2011, 04:29 AM   #1
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Mdadm and NTFS File systems

Hi All,
I am completely new to linux and have a question.
(Sorry if this has been asked before)
I have recently mounted an mdadm drive that came from a WD my book world.
I can access all files on it just fine.
I was wondering if there was any way to convert the whole drive to NTFS without sacrificing my data - so I could use the drive with windows.

Old 04-16-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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mdadm is a software raid manager. What's that got to do with a particular drive?

If you are talking about filesystems, the only one that can be converted to NTFS without data loss is FAT32.
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Hello there,

Welcome to LQ.

ongte is right that mdadm is a software RAID manager. Not sure if the partition you are talking about is a RAID partition.

If you are planning to convert a file system say ext3, ext4 or reiserfs to NTFS then I would like you to have a look at the following link:

The above link is from LQ only and I find that the discussion done in that is pretty good and you can learn a lot from there.
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Ok then, thanks guys, will check out that link.


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