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Old 10-16-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Reformatting a hdd as NTFS

I have two harddrives. One is FC4, the other is Windows XP. What I would like to do is reformat the FC4 hdd as NTFS so I can back some things up temporarily(then I will have to reformat again and put FC4 back on xD), but thus far I have been unable to reformat the drive. Could someone explain to me how to(from within Windows or the bios) reformat my FC4 drive as NTFS?
Old 10-16-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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It is just about inpossible to do this via linux, and completly impossible from the bios.

Boot to Windows XP, open Computer Manager, open Storage, find drive, right click, Format.

Also, if you format i fat, both Windows and linux can read/write to the same drive.


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