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Old 09-14-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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Ntfs And Linux

hi. i bought a new computer that i want to put xp on. my old computer that i dont care about is running the copy of xp i need to put on the new one. the old computer has the ntfs file system. if i put linux on the old computer as the only os will it work with an ntfs drive? from what i have been able to find, no it wont. so my question is how do i change to a new file system so i can use a different os? i know, i really dont have any idea what im talking about. sorry.
Old 09-14-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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if u are going to completely get rid of windows, then use the linux installers to do a completely fresh install; when it asks for partitions, select to erase the harddrive and it will automatically format into the ext3 or reiserfs file systems
Old 09-15-2003, 04:23 AM   #3
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If you want to get rid of your windoze, just put in your linux cd in, and select format all your hard drive, the linux will help you to get rid of your ntfs file system. you only need to follow the step and everything will on your way.


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