Ubuntu Installation :: Reformatting - Delete Convert NTFS Formatted Drives To Ext3

Jul 9, 2011

I've lost my admin password on my current Windows OS and would like to install Linux Ubuntu or a similar user-friendly distro of Linux alongside, see how that goes and possibly reformat my PC with Linux as I was told it would convert NTFS formatted drives to ext3, not delete them.

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Fedora :: Convert LVM Volume Formatted Ext2 To Ext3?

Nov 5, 2010

I have a question, i accidentally formatted an lvm volume as ext2 after creating it. Then of course, we copied a ton of data to it before I realized it was ext2. (I guess ext2 was the default when using mkfs without a -t) Anyway - can I just use tune2fs -j on the LVM just like I would a /dev/sdx device?

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General :: Restore Files From An Ext3 File System Formatted With NTFS?

Oct 1, 2009

There were some files residing on my ext3 file system, using Ubuntu as my linux distribution. Yesterday I formatted the hard drive using a windows install CD, rewriting it with a new NTFS partition. I'm willing to restore my personal files deleted due to this format.

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Ubuntu :: Convert External Drives From Fat32 To Ext3 Without Loss Of Data?

Feb 25, 2011

I have 2 external drives that I'm using for movies and they're both formatted to fat32. The problem I'm experiencing now is that some of the high quality mkv files are not able to be moved to the drive because of fat32's limitations.

I'd like to convert to ext3 (or 4) and I wanted to check to see if I can do it without having to reformat and without loss of data.

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Delete Files From Flash Drive Without Reformatting

Nov 7, 2010

When I try to delete files form my flash drive, the file picture goes away, but the actual data does not. Lets say I put a 900mb file on my 4gb flash drive, then I delete it. It will still ll me that only 3100MB are left in free space. If I try to add more than that it tells me the drive is full. I keep reformatting and reformatting into all different types on file systems but nothing works.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Mounting Ext3 Drives In 10.10?

Nov 18, 2010

It seems to be (we have experienced) that 10.10 can't handle having an older ext3 drive mounted to a folder on the 1010 ext4 drive. The files get "corrupted", but afterwards, putting the drive back into the original older 9.04 system, the files are perfectly fine again.

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Ubuntu :: Ext2Fsd Says Ext3 Partition Not Formatted?

May 27, 2010

Dual booting Ubuntu and XP, I've been using ext2fsd for a long time.Recently I did a fresh install of Lucid. Now when I try to run ext2fsd from XP, it tells me that my ext3 partition needs to be formatted.I vaguely recall having had and solved this problem in the past, but I just can't find the solution.

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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:

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

[code].....

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Fedora :: Formatted EXT3 Partition - Recover Lost Data?

Jan 26, 2011

By mistake I formatted an ext3 partition on my external hard-drive. Now it has turned into a vfat filesystem. Is their any chance of recovering the lost data?

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General :: Unable To Mount Ext3-formatted USB Drive / Solution For This?

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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Ubuntu Installation :: VM As NAS On Vista Laptop With NTFS USB Drives?

Jun 7, 2010

I have what may appear an odd question. I have never installed Linux before, but I'm very impressed with the Ubuntu philosophy and this forum so I thought I'd give it a shot. I have a Windows wifi network at home with three laptops: One is Windows 7 and the other two are running Vista. My wife uses the Windows 7 laptop and I am using one of the Vista boxes, with the other one currently running in a spare room. I'd like to use the Vista box as a NAS (for our photos, backups, etc) but I need to keep Vista on it for a variety of reasons. Just hooking up the USB drives to the Vista laptop and sharing them out isn't really the way I want to go, and besides it wouldn't let me install Linux...

What I'd like to do is install Ubuntu into VMWare Player or VirtualBox and have it share out the USB drives on the network. The drives are NTFS and I'd like to keep them that way, because I'd like the flexibility of being able to plug them directly into one of our laptops if need be, or access them from the Vista host OS. I understand I'll need to install SAMBA to get this shared out, and I found a tutorial for that so I can try that out. I did download and play around with FreeNAS, but it has lots of issues with NTFS corruption whereas Linux has the NTFS driver for a few years now. I haven't tried an Openfiler appliance yet but that may be a plug-and-play option as well. My questions are:..........

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Find The Ntfs Drives To Put On Desktop

Oct 6, 2010

running
Release 10.04(lucid)
Kernal linux 2.6.32-25-generic
Gnome 2.30.2

installation of ubuntu before updating process because on lost audio sound due to drive issues ect.all 2 hard drives were recognizable. want to put them on my desktop. After upgrade that are not visible only if in type sudo fdisk -1

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

[code]...

tried using pmount but no joy ! how to find via something like on Xp control panel or my computer ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Getting The 10.10 Without Erasing The Data In Other NTFS Drives?

Oct 21, 2010

I'm using windows 7 now and I want to install ubuntu as the main OS to the current C:drive(which has installed windows currently) but with keeping the data in other ntfs drivers(D:, E:, F: ) on my hard disk. I can't take backups of all data in other drivers and if that data erased with ubuntu installation I will face a very big problem in future. So how to install ubuntu 10.10 only for a one drive(c: drive) without erasing the data on other ntfs drivers? and I uses nvidia 8 series graphic card and are there any special things to follow to install it's official linux drivers(.run) or is it enough to use default drivers on ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Read Ntfs On GTP Formatted Drive

Jun 30, 2010

So I currently have OSX and Windows 7 install on my hardrive - I would like to add 10.04 in the mix, however it will not let me resize my Windows partition because it does not recognize it as ntfs. It will not let me mount it via cli or gui and gparted will only offer to remove the partition - not resize.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: NTFS Formatted Unreadable Partition By Any OS

Jun 10, 2011

My colleague needed a backup for some of his loose media, so I assured him I could back it up on our Lab's Lacie 2TB external. His windows partition was incredibly sluggish, so he booted into ubuntu 11.04 and we partitioned and formatted an NTFS volume for him to transfer his stuff to. The format went fine, space was available, and I left him to transfer all of his stuff from his dell studio1555. He finished and reformatted his computer completely.

The NTFS is not recognizable by any of the OS now. Ubuntu sees it as a single partition without any data, whereas before the transfer, the partition map was clearly visible. Windows does not recognize the drive at all. OS X does recognize the partition, but it shows up as an apple_scratch volume, which is quite a bit frightening, considering a scratch volume is essentially blank. To elaborate, all of the files were in his windows partition, and were transferred within a relatively fresh install of ubuntu (not much had been done on it). The partition was made in diskutility in ubuntu (the GUI), but the rest of the drive was HFS+ formatted.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files After Formatted Drive To NTFS With Windows

Apr 3, 2011

I accidentally formatted a drive that was ext4 to NTFS in Windows (using quick format only). I tried TestDisk, it does find a deleted partition but doesn't seem to find any files or be able to recover anything. Is there any way I can recover the files?

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General :: Convert Irregular Lines Into Formatted Column Using Awk?

Apr 17, 2010

I'm newbie to awk scripting. Need your great help to convert the irregular lines into column using awk (Sorting based on "Pri Number" column)

Input files is as follows:

Partition Name OA
Partition UID: 88:93:22:AE:B3:42:DF:11:A8:64:00:60:16:36:04:02
HBA/SP Pairs:

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Hardware :: Should External USB Drives Be Always Formatted As FAT32?

Dec 22, 2010

If a USB drive is used under Linux and Windows, what would be the best file system? FAT32?Would it harm to have the drive formated as NTFS?How reliable is Linux when writing to NTFS today and is it worth taking the risk?I am asking this because I am pretty sure that there are a lot of peoples out there with external drives that are formated in NTFS.The main reason for this is that a OS like Windows XP cannot format a FAT32 partition bigger then 32GB and without noticing users might format their drives to NTFS.

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Hardware :: Installing 80Gb NTFS Formatted HD To SuSe 10.1

Nov 29, 2010

I have some server files on my working Suse Linux 10.1 System. However, I'd like to add an 80gb Hard Drive to this system as hdb to backup some of the files on hda. My problem is that hdb is formatted with NTFS. Do I re-format to FAT32 or keep the NTFS format? Or what's the best thing to do?

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General :: Recover Deleted Files From [formatted] FAT32/NTFS Drive?

Aug 22, 2011

Is there like EasyRecovery for Linux? Free open source command-line based software strongly preferred.Expecting something like:

$ fat32_recovery --some-arcane-options dump.img dir/
Recovery in progress...
~ILE1.TXT -> dir/XILE1.TXT

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Ubuntu Servers :: Mounting Large (12TB) SCSI Attached RAID Array (formatted With Ntfs) ?

Feb 16, 2010

I have a large RAID array of 12 TB attached to one of my Ubuntu server machines. The RAID volume is formatted with NTFS. The problem is that I can not mount this volume in Ubuntu. I can read it normally if I attach it to windows machine.This is the output from "sudo fdisk -l":

sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 164.7 GB, 164696555520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20023 cylinders[code]........

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Ubuntu :: 9.04 Copying From Ntfs To Ext3 Slow/not Possible?

Jun 12, 2010

I am trying to copy the contents of an external NTFS hard drive to my internal ext3 drive. Ubuntu 9.04. The transfer starts, then slows, then grinds to a complete halt, and has to be ended, causing icons on my desktop to disappear. Then the hard drive needs to be unplugged, then re-plugged to register in ubuntu again. Sometimes this happens first time, other times it will not register after many plug in - out cycles. Small files will copy across successfully while still in the "slowing down" phase, so I don't think it is a permissions problem. On the occasions the ntfs HD will not register in ubuntu, it makes a clicking noise when started, then spins down to silence. Could this indicate a hardware error, or is this ubuntu giving up after failed attempts to recognise it?

When trying to run files directly from the NTFS hard drive (when working correctly), it runs fine with no problems.I currently have this device plugged in via sata - usb adapter, but the same problem happened when this drive was an internal. I had planned to move all the files from the ntfs drive to my ext3, then format the ntfs drive to ext3 and copy the files back, but it looks like it's not meant to happen. Next time I can actually get ubuntu to pick it up and mount it I will try the enabling of DMA (as seen in another post), and trying to copy with rsync instead of nautilus (as seen in another post). Is there anything else it could be

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Debian :: Convert Ext3 To Ext4?

May 17, 2010

I had Lenny with ext3 installed on my notebook. I've done the Upgrade from Lenny to Squeeze. Howto and should I convert ext3 to ext4?

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General :: Convert Ext3 To Ext4?

Mar 9, 2010

how to convert ext3 to ext4? I'd like to convert partitions which I use for virtual machines (vmware-server and virtualbox). I use Ubuntu 9.10 as vmware-server host and Gentoo as virtualbox host.

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General :: Convert Ext3 To Ext2?

Mar 28, 2011

I would like to convert my /tmp and /boot partitions from Ext3 to Ext2 on my Arch Linux setup. I don't see any use in having journaling for either partition. I want to make sure that I have the right steps lined up so could someone verify that this is correct (from a live cd):

Code:
#sudo tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda7
#sudo e2fsck /dev/sda7
#sudo tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda5
#sudo e2fsck /dev/sda5
I then edit /etc/fstab to reflect these changes (ext3 to ext2 for both lines)

Does it matter what order I do it in (/dev/sda7 is /tmp and /dev/sda5 is /boot).

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Ubuntu Servers :: Convert Ext3 To Ext4 On Remote

Jul 24, 2011

I need to convert my server(10.04) to ext4 from ext3 and want to make sure I am going to do this the correct way.

Edit fstab to ext4

Code:
sed -i s/ext3/ext4/ /etc/fstab
Run the tune2fs command, the filesystem is mounted is this ok?
Code:
tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/md0

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General :: Converting The Ntfs To Ext3?

May 13, 2011

converting the ntfs to ext3.

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Debian Configuration :: Convert Ext3 To Ext4?

May 21, 2010

I've Squeeze installed on ext3 (Upgrade from Lenny). Howto convert ext3 to ext4?

BTW What are advantages & disadvantages of ext4?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Backup Fileserver To External HDD, EXT3 Or NTFS?

Jan 23, 2010

After a near miss with my 1.5TB, RAID5 file server, I have decided that I need to backup my data to an external hardrive periodically.I have been looking at rsync but the question I have is: Do I format the external hard drive in EXT3 (the sameas my fileserver) or NTFS?All my main machines are Windoze, but the file server is Ubuntu with a samba share.If my server ever went belly up, I would like to be able to access my data from the external hard drive. I guess if it's in EXT3 then windows would be clueless... I would either need to fix the server pronto or access it with a live CD or something.What would I lose if I used NTFS instead of EXT3? I think I would lose permissions and possibly ownerhsip information - are there any other issues?

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Ubuntu :: Files Copied From Ext3 To Ntfs Doesn't Exist

Apr 14, 2011

I'm using a dual boot system with kubuntu 10.10 and windows vista.When I try to copy files from kubuntu to a windows drive, I see no problem.But when I retsart to windows usually I can't see my files. Once or twice I have seen files I copied in kubuntu. The strange thing is that when I go to kubuntu again, I don't see files I have copied in windows drive.

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