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post #1 of 17
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i got a 300gb hard drive i installed linux on it (ubuntu)
it fomated it to a swap3 format
and the linux doesnt work and i can reach it from windows cuz of the format
so what should i do to format it to ntfs or fat32???

i really need help!!!

whats better to get 300gb hard drive or another 200gb for raid???
post #2 of 17
you can do one of several things.

1. get powerquest partition magic software. u can see all existing partition and do whatever u need from there. meaning u can delete and format partitions from there.

2. unplug ur primary drive containing windows and plug the other drive with linux as primary. put in ur windows setup cd and boot computer. when windows setup boots u will arrive at the usual partition manager where u can load the drive, delete and the format the partition.

3. make a windows 98 boot disk from a friend. then boot the computer with this disket. once u r in on the ram drive u can get into one of the Fdisk utility and use it to load partitions. load the linux partition, delete it and then format to FAT32. then boot computer normally and format the partition from windows.

if u have problems give me a tinker
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post #3 of 17
Linux doesnt use NTFS or FAT, it uses EX3 or another variant...
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Originally Posted by metalkobra
Linux doesnt use NTFS or FAT, it uses EX3 or another variant...
he seems to know that. i think what he meant to say is that he has linux on a swap3 partition and want to know how can he format the drive to an NTFS or FAT32 file partition since he cannot access the said swap3 partition.
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post #5 of 17
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my problem is i know its like swap3 or other linux format
so my linux doesnt works and i want to format it to a regular format like fat32 or ntfs
and i can do it from windows cuz it can read it because its another format

what should i do??
post #6 of 17
follow my proposal mate. and if it doesnt help u out or u cant figure out what i am trying to say, give me a tinker. been thru this sort of mess before.
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post #7 of 17
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whats tinker??
post #8 of 17
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im downloading powerquest partition magic8
can it read ex3 or swap3 formated hard-drives??
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by dani
whats tinker??
lol tinker = shout = call = private message or maybe even help plz. the english use it a lot to say if u need anything just ring me up.
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post #10 of 17
oh yes it definitely can. i have even used it to recover files from my previous gone with the wind linux partition. but mine was a different file partition format for linux. in the remote possibility that it doesnt work (i am 99% sure it will) then we'll try the other options.

y do I seem to be double posting so much today???
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