Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Linux, Unix › Creating NTFS Partition in Ubuntu 8.04?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Creating NTFS Partition in Ubuntu 8.04?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
OK so i have a computer with a 250gb HD, currently im running ubuntu on it with a 30gb partition, 512 mb swap and 50 mb ext3 boot. Anyways i have windows also that i want to dual boot but whenever I load windows it says that i cant install it because i have reached the "maximum # of partitions" It also says that its not formated as a NTFS.

My question, how would i go about creating a NTFS partition in linux so i can just try and install windows with having the partition already created?
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
Well for starters... If you install windows while you ALREADY have Linux installed, windows is going to eat your MBR because it thinks that it is the only OS in the world. This means that until you do some manual fixing, you won't be able to boot Ubuntu again.

Second, I think windows only recognizes 4 primary partitions. This might have something to do with it saying you've reached the max amount of partitions. I'm not 100% sure, though.
post #3 of 10
Bloomfield
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 Rampage III Extreme [2] GTX 570 SC SLI [3] 2GB Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[2] 1TB RAID-0 Windows 7 x64 2493HM AX850 
CaseMouse
FT02B G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Bloomfield
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 Rampage III Extreme [2] GTX 570 SC SLI [3] 2GB Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[2] 1TB RAID-0 Windows 7 x64 2493HM AX850 
CaseMouse
FT02B G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
on a multiboot system, I usually install Windows first (oldest first if I install multiple versions), and Linux as the latest. That way you avoid problems, and GRUB (or whichever bootloader you use) recognizes your Windows installation.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Meh, yea it sounds like i should just reformat and start with windows. Thanks for the guide but i really dont want my main HD to be called F: lol
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeRock131 View Post
Meh, yea it sounds like i should just reformat and start with windows. Thanks for the guide but i really dont want my main HD to be called F: lol
If you have Linux formatted partitions, windows shouldn't see them and therefore shouldn't give any partition the assignment "C:" before your main HDD.

Either way, what difference does it make? Are you stuck with the "it makes me comfortable" windows syndrome?
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
Either way, what difference does it make? Are you stuck with the "it makes me comfortable" windows syndrome?
It does make a difference. Many programs are hard coded to think that they are on the C drive. I once installed XP after linux which (because of a FAT32 partition on the linux drive) installed itself on D:. Things broke and I reinstalled after less than a month
It goes to eleven
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6300 DS3 EVGA 8600GTS 2GB XMS2 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.294 TB Arch Linux/XP Samsung 226bw Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 520HX Lian-Li v1000B Plus G7 
  hide details  
Reply
It goes to eleven
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6300 DS3 EVGA 8600GTS 2GB XMS2 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.294 TB Arch Linux/XP Samsung 226bw Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 520HX Lian-Li v1000B Plus G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
If you have Linux formatted partitions, windows shouldn't see them and therefore shouldn't give any partition the assignment "C:" before your main HDD.

Either way, what difference does it make? Are you stuck with the "it makes me comfortable" windows syndrome?
To be honest, a little yes. However i do like the challenge, like it took me a while how to get my folding@home + Fahmon going but after I got it I felt really satisfied.

The only problem is I do need my windows for some of my school work and I dont have the time to figure out everything now. That was the intention of the dual boot. Plus once i get windows back in, linux is coming back too, no worries
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
It does make a difference. Many programs are hard coded to think that they are on the C drive. I once installed XP after linux which (because of a FAT32 partition on the linux drive) installed itself on D:. Things broke and I reinstalled after less than a month
True. Good point.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeRock131 View Post
The only problem is I do need my windows for some of my school work and I dont have the time to figure out everything now.
Yeah, I know how that feels. You want something predictable so that you won't have problems when it comes down to business. I'll admit, sometimes Linux is unpredictable to me.
post #10 of 10
well Installing Windows over your Linux install will disable Grub loader,and use a winboot loader.

but there is an easy way to work around this if you are willing to be a little patient.

First you said you needed to make a NTFS partition,i would do this by using Gparted.


download ISO from HERE

then burn it onto a CD,then boot off the CD,make sure your boot order is correct.

the program is pretty simple,im sure you will figure it out.

after you make the NTFS partition,install Windows---Windows should now boot up properly,and you should not see GRUB.

now,to get back to linux you will follow this guide.


hope that helps.
45 nano-monster
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte Ds3r BFG 8800Gt 512 G.skill Red 800 2x1gb 
OSPowerCase
Windows Vsita x64 Corsiar Tx650 Rocketfish (lian li) 
  hide details  
Reply
45 nano-monster
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte Ds3r BFG 8800Gt 512 G.skill Red 800 2x1gb 
OSPowerCase
Windows Vsita x64 Corsiar Tx650 Rocketfish (lian li) 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Linux, Unix
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Linux, Unix › Creating NTFS Partition in Ubuntu 8.04?