General :: Reformat An Ext3 Drive To A Windows Drive?

Mar 26, 2010

I have an external drive which is formatted for Linux (ext3) and want to re-format it to use it under windows. I have no data on the disk that I need, just want to re-format so I can use it for a backup for my windows7 laptop.

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General :: Windows - Reformat A SD Card To VFAT After Formating It Ext3?

Feb 17, 2010

I have formatted a sd card ext3 for some test but I would like to to reformat to vfat. I have used linux to reformat using mkfs.vfat but still can't read it in windows. The next thing I was going to try was to dd from a good SD card but wanted to see

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May 11, 2011

it will have a 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. I want to reformat the drive and do some kind of advanced partitioning. I want to have 2 installs of Ubuntu11.04, that way I can have Unity AND Gnome 3. Is there a way I can partition it so they share the home and swap partitions? (2. / partitions, 1 /home and 1 swap) How would I do that?

I will also need 2 partitions for Windows 7 which I use for work. (No, I do not want to use VirtualBox) My Windows 7 cd creates a second system reserve partition. I don't know if this will make me run out of partitions. I hear you can only have a max of 4. My idea above has 4 partitions for Ubuntu alone.

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Dec 4, 2009

i want copy files in ftfs drive to ext3 drive. how am I do this?

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Jul 3, 2010

Just bought a 'my passport essential' wd external drive. Before putting anything on it I want to get rid of the partition that holds a windows exe for backing up and some security features. Not sure whether its a hidden partition but wondered whether the on-board disk utility could achieve the same as 'f' disc used to.

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Aug 21, 2010

I was previously on Windows 7 and then had to get a new hard drive as my old one died on me. As I had a Ubuntu disc lying around, I decided to install it onto this computer, but honestly, I can't stand the OS and can't do anything that I'm used to doing (and doing it slower when in Linux). My question is, how do I completely reformat this hard drive / how do I install WIndows onto this computer, when my BIOS isn't letting me edit it. The Windows disc doesn't try to load, no matter what I try to do to it.

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Hardware :: Can't Reformat USB Stick Drive

Oct 31, 2009

I have a 2Gb DT Kingston secure USB stick which somehow I have contrived to partially reformat using Gparted - however it now only shows 15Mb of unallocated space and that's it - I cannot seem to get the full empty 2Gb back again.

Is it because it used to have windows based secure software on it - has it 'locked down' the drive so it's now useless?

I just want to have 2Gb of EXT type space!

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Software :: Add The New Hard Drive And RAID Later - Or Reformat?

Mar 16, 2011

I am on Ubuntu 10.10.I installed it on a 500 gig hard drive.In the future i want to software RAID(I did it in the past using the alternate version of ubuntu from the installation process), is it possible to add the new hard drive later and RAID later or i need to reformat?I am talking about software RAID.

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General :: Mounting Ext3 Formatted Drive?

Feb 16, 2011

I am trying to install a harddisk, which is already formatted as ext3, into my Qnap NAS box. The web interface of the NAS box shows, that the harddrive has been detected, but I am not able to mount any of its partitions.This is the output from fdisk -l:

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Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders

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Oct 15, 2009

In trying to get rid of GPT I somehow hosed my flash drive - now when plugged in and I run df - I see tempfs /dev/shm - is there anyway I can somehow repartition, reformat my flash drive ?

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Apr 9, 2010

I recently reformatted my external hard drive. Somewhere along the way I think my fstab got messed up because now my hard drive won't mount. Instead I get the following error:

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error

In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so

If I mount it through Gparted, it mounts just fine.

My fstab currently looks like this:

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Aug 27, 2010

I just gave my friend my laptop which has II on it. She wants W7 (have the disk) but how do I reformat my drive in order to do a clean install?

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Ubuntu :: Reformat Read-only NFTS External Drive?

Aug 30, 2010

Short version: How do I reformat an external hard-drive (read-only, NFTS) so that I can rw to it.

Long version: I had a self-built Ubuntu desktop that is now dead. I have pulled out the hard-drives and have bought one of the connector's to convert the SATA cable to USB so I can put the data on my Mac. Unfortunately, my Mac is not able to read the hard-drive for some reason... So, I've decided to boot my old Ubuntu laptop to pull the files from the SATA drive to an external drive then hopefully connect that external drive to transfer the files to the Mac. The external drive is currently formatted as NFTS and I'm unable to reformat it with gparted--I'm guessing that's because it's read-only mode...?

Ubuntu ext3 SATA -> connector -> Mac OS X

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Ubuntu ext3 SATA -> connector -> Ubuntu ext3 laptop -> external NFTS HD -> Mac OS X

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Feb 7, 2010

I have a little experience using Ubuntu with VMWare Fusion on my Mac, but that is about it. My girlfriend is running Windows Vista on an HP Pavilion tx 2000 laptop and she has been having all sorts of trouble with it. Needless to say Windows is eating the computer from the inside out so I recommended that she use Ubuntu, which means that I have to set everything up for her... So my question is how do I go about reformatting the entire hard drive and installing Ubuntu (or another Linux based OS recommended)?

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Feb 8, 2011

I was trying to reformat my Seagate external hard drive and I selected "free Space," in disk utility not realizing that the computer would no longer recognize the device. I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on it so now how do I format it now to the GUID format? I luckily backed up the entire contents of the hard drive (The essential files on it), but what do I do now that the computer doesen't recognize it!?

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General :: Sharing An Ext3/ext4 Partition On External Drive?

Aug 30, 2011

is there a way of sharing an ext3/ext4 formatted partition on an external USB drive between different users (uids) on different Linux machines without creating a group for this purpose, setting the group ownership of the partition to this group and adding each respective user to the group on every machine?This would mean that I need to have root privileges on every machine... which I may not have in some cases.I'm using the partition to store the code I'm developing on Linux and I would like the option to be safe... if possible.I could use a vfat partition but then I have no control of the rw rights + I cannot develop directly in the dir: I would always have to tar.gz the directory, extract, work, tar.gz, copy to the external drive.

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Nov 25, 2009

Running Debian Squeeze, I used gparted to wipe the fat partition on a 8GB USB thumbdrive, and repartitioned it with ext3. Everything goes fine, and gparted and fdisk -l both show the correct partition, but I can't seem to mount it, and automount in gnome fails as well.code...

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Mar 28, 2011

how to reformat my Bufalo USB drive to EXT3 format so that I can use it as a secondary drive for my Humax PVR. I am a new user to both Linux Ubunto and Gparted I have downloaded Gparted and connected the external drive to my laptop which is running Ubunto and can see the external drive I have never partitioned or formatted a drive before.

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General :: Formatting Western Digital External Drive To EXT3?

Sep 15, 2010

I am wondering if any of you technical guys would be willing to format my Western Digital external USB 1.5 TB Hard Drive to Linux EXT3. I am naturally happy to pay for your time and trouble and for postage. The WD drive is for storing video footage and will be connected to my Humax Freesat HD Digital TV Box(not a computer), and the Humax Box will only record high deffination programmes in EXT3 format. I've tried to do the job myself with my PC, but have failed to change my system to format in Linux.

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Mar 8, 2011

Is Ubuntu like windows and can you download Ubuntu to a flash drive or external hard drive and if so what kind?

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Feb 5, 2011

So I install Ubuntu 10.10 on a multi-drive, dual boot with windows 7 computer. At almost the end of the install, I see "running grub-install sda" or whatever it is. sda is my windows drive.So rather than asking where to install the bootloader or give you the option like it used to, it just did it to my "first" drive.

What the hell? Now my Windows MBR is gone. I like to maintain that so if my linux drive dies I can still boot into windows via the old windows boot loader.Possible to move Grub2 to my other drive and repair windows 7 drive MBR?

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Aug 22, 2010

I installed ubuntu using a flash stick and I must have done it wrong as I cannot get access to the internet (to install more stuff)so I have to start over. I have searched but still don't know how to do it. Do I delete all the ubuntu files on mhy flash stick and then insert it in the drive or do I enter something at the command line?

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Fedora :: USB Automount On GNOME - Ext3 Drive

Nov 26, 2009

I have two USB drives, one with ext3, and the other w/vfat. On my new Fedora 12 installation, GNOME properly automounts the vfat drive on insertion. However, it applies a wrong command to mount the ext3 one. The end result is that the ext3 drive appears in /etc/mtab but, unlike vfat, is inaccessible to non-power user.

The mtab is: /dev/sdb1 /media/918fb656-8efc-43b5-bdfd-0bd8004deeba ext3 rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=devkit 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/49C6-1901 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=devkit,uid=500,gid=500,sho rtname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,flush 0 0

Somehow GNOME misses the uid=500,gid=500,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1, flush portion of the mount command when mounting the ext3 drive.

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Mar 6, 2010

I was running ubuntu as a live cd and I wanted to format my pen drive into an ext3 filesystem. I put in sudo mkfs /dev/sda1, but know im thinking that sda1 was my HDD!! I removed the cd from my computer, and it wont boot up into windows anymore!The only thing that is giving me hope is that the mkfs took about 1 min to format whatever it was formatting (my pen drive or my hdd!!) and my hdd is 500gb big. Is there anyway that I could have accidentaly formatted my HDD?

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Aug 24, 2010

I have recently reformatted my external hard disk to ext3, and now whenever I delete something via my file manager, a hidden directory (".Trash-1000") is made. I would like to keep this drive clean, is there any way to stop the directory from being made? I'm getting annoyed having to rm -r it every time I delete something.

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Ubuntu :: Read Ext3 Former Boot Drive?

Oct 11, 2010

So I upgraded my hard drive and went with a clean Lucid install. But now I want to get files off my old drive. When I re-hooked it back up (now 2 drives in the system), ubuntu refuses to boot. It kind of boots then just hangs. Never gets to the desktop, and the HD lite on my case is constantly flickering (what could it be doing??)

I have it set up correctly in my BIOS so that the new drive is the boot drive, not the old one. The only difference is that the new drive is sata and the old drive is old school pata (ide). I even tried pulling out the old pata drive and hooking it up to a USB adapter I have. Looking at it in the Disk Manager, it shows it as unformatted, and old faithful GParted doesn't even see it!

Now get this: I pulled out my new sata and put back in the old ide drive and guess what, now it wont boot! Grub (probably MBR) is screwed up also! Any ideas how I can read the data from that old drive? Ether by getting my new lucid install to boot with the old drive as a slave in the system, or by hooking it up externally using USB?

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May 13, 2011

Under Ubuntu 11.04, Nautilus isn't seeing my second hard drive (ext3 200GB). ...It's a backup of my home folder that was on the Ubuntu 8.04 primary drive. So how does one go about copying the data from the second hard drive to the primary hard drive then?

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Ubuntu :: Mount Ext3 Raid1 Drive

Aug 10, 2011

I have bought a ICYBOX IB-NAS4220-B a while ago and kept getting issues with it (going down and not restarting, very slow etc). 2 weeks ago one more issue arose and I couldn't restart or reconnect to the box so decided to take the disks out and recover my data to a 5BIG Lacie. The IcyBox uses a software RAID1 and format drives in EXT3. Being a Linux system I thought I could easily recover data from an Ubuntu box so installed the latest version as CD boot wouldn't give me satisfactory results. I am now stuck with both 1TB drive plugged into my Ubuntu machine and can't seem to be able to mount the drives.

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Ubuntu :: Mounting And Using An Ext3 Hard Drive On Win 7 Computer?

Jan 20, 2010

I have 2 computers, one running ubuntu 9.10 Karmic and the other runs Windows 7.

I have several sata hard drives that I keep files on. They are all formatted ext3. I have a blacx sata to usb dock on my ubuntu computer that I use to go through files and back up and such. I have a usb to sata dock on the windows 7 machine.

When I plug in the hard drive Windows says that it has to be formatted and the drive is "raw"

I can check the drive in ubuntu and everything is right

I tried installing ext2fsd and it sees the drive but wont let me select any file type or mount it. I think because its going through the usb port.

So how can I make windows 7 see and be able to access an ext3 formatted drive thats plugged into the usb port?

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Ubuntu :: Install /home On Secondary Ext3 Drive

Sep 4, 2010

I'm running lucid.

I want to unmount the current /home from sda7 and mount it to sdb1

I had a look at system -> drives management but just was able to mount the secondary drive sdb1 as "DataDrive"

I had a look at /etc/fstab. This doesn't show the recently mounted sda7 "DataDrive"

So now I'm somewhat lost on how to achieve the goal

>> What ist the correct way to do it?

Scenario 1. Copy all contents of /home to the new drive and then switch the /home mount point

Scenario 2. Switch the mount point of /home from sda7 to sdb1 and cp the contents afterwards

>> How do I unmount /home from sda7 and mount it back to the sdb1 (ext3) when lucid doesn't use fstab (does it?) and I don't know where the drives manager stores it's information.

(Just had the idea that I need to use a live cd for not to lock the system drives (sdaN) )

For sure there is a man page or a how to somewhere i didn't just find >> A link to such information might be sufficient

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