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ntfs to fat32

#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
 

ming

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#2
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.
 
#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
 

Xie

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#6
FishBoy said:
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
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.
 
#8
Xie said:
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.
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

edit:
and yet this is what that link is for :D thx i'll try that when i boot in ubuntu
 

vern

Dominus
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#9
The default kernel in Ubuntu might not support NTFS, but I haven't checked. You might also have to mount it manually.
 

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