[CentOS] Changing from NTFS to ext3

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Fri Mar 16 20:09:24 UTC 2007

Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>> Behalf Of John Summerfield
>> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 12:54 PM
>> To: CentOS mailing list
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Changing from NTFS to ext3
>> It's not. It'll probably work, but perfect it isn't.
>> You should repartition first, if only to get the partitions right.
> Take
>> a look at fdisk.
> Foolish question: why would the partition table or partitions not be
> "right" and what constitutes "right" in this context?

There's a field called "type" You don't want it set to "mountable 
filesystem" - commonly called hpfs/ntfs.

Use fdisk to list the partitions and see. Also, I think XP plays games 
with the space, reserves some outside partitions.



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