ntfs to fat32

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by FishBoy, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. is that safe to do or are there possibilities that the process might fail and i lose all my data? im gonna convert it with partition magice 8.0 coz ubuntu doesn't seem to be seeing my disk which is ntfs
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Always safer to make a backup of everything before you change the format/size/partition of a drive. There's always a 50/50 chance that you might lose something in the process.
     
  3. do you guys think that the reason my disk isn't showing on ubuntu is because it's ntfs?
     
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    ming OSNN Advanced

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  5. cool so linux supports all file systems except for NTFS it only reads off that, but it doesn't explain why my ubuntu doens't see my ntfs at all, i can only see it in the device manager it has
     
  6. Xie

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    I believe NTFS support is mainly supported in 2.6 kernel and Ubuntu either isn't running 2.6 or just didn't compile in support for it. Also NTFS -> FAT32 is a bad idea. You would have to backup data, format the drive NTFS and transfer data back.
     
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  8. well i usually find out by experimenting i did that backup stuff and forgot that fat only takes files up to 5gb.... stupid file system so now i have to find a way to get all my files to stay on that disk and be able to use ntfs normally with ubuntu

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    and yet this is what that link is for :D thx i'll try that when i boot in ubuntu
     
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    The default kernel in Ubuntu might not support NTFS, but I haven't checked. You might also have to mount it manually.