Ubuntu :: Possible To Reformat Partition To NTFS?

Oct 11, 2010

I have Ubuntu running on my PC but I want to install another operating system. The message I am not getting is that I cant install to a partition that is not formatted as NTFS. Do you know how I can reformat my partition to NTFS?

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Ubuntu :: How To Reformat To NTFS

Jan 18, 2011

I was trying to re install windows vista, everything started ok got to the partitions wouldn't give me an option to delete and told me that partition needed to be NTFS. Only OS is ubuntu, how to i reformat the hard drive to NTFS so that i can reinstall vista and remove ubuntu?

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Oct 12, 2010

I was attempting to format a flash drive, and well, used the wrong sdX device. I've run DiskInternals Partition Recovery tool, and all my files are still there (you have to pay $139 to have it restore the files). Is there any way using tools in linux to restore the ntfs partition/files? It was a single disk with the partition taking the entire drive. I've tried mounting it with the -t option, but it says invalid ntfs signature. Man, two lessons the hard way, make sure you backup (duh) and be careful what you type as root.

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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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May 26, 2011

I am doing major deployment of opensuse 313 pcs from windows to opensuse. I am having a problem that I have to keep 2 ntfs partitions intact will deleting the partition that has windows. Now everything goes well, opensuse installs but the problem is that I cannot give user full rights to ntfs folders. I have used graphical file permission methods n terminal chown n chmod methos but still permissions revert back to root.

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Software :: Changing An NTFS UUID - Restore An NTFS Partition From A Backup?

Dec 25, 2010

I am trying to restore an NTFS partition from a backup and I need the new drive to have the old (dead) drive's UUID (which I recorded).I really really really cannot use the option of changing fstab to mount using a new UUID, for this case I need the old UUID that existed on the other drive.Is there some ntfs equivalent of tune2fs that'll let me change the UUID on an ntfs partition?

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Jul 18, 2010

Just installed 11.3 on my computer, however when I connect an external NTFS harddisk I receive an error message. When I open dolphin to connect to an internal NTFS partition I receive the message:

org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolicy: org. freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed auth_admin_keep_always <--

Anyone having an idea how I can fix this?

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Ubuntu :: Ext4 Partition Recognized As Part Of Original NTFS Partition In Fdisk

Jul 18, 2011

I just installed ubuntu via the windows executable and I couldn't mount my NTFS partition. I found this a little odd and I checked fdisk and it seems to think I don't have an ext4 partition as my entire internal HD is displayed as NTFS.

Here's the fdisk output:

When i try to mount the NTFS partition /dev/sda2 i get the following output:

I can't make heads or tails out of this. Anyone know what's going on here?

Windows recognizes that 30GB were taken from the NTFS partition for my linux install. It reads the max partition size as 465GB. fstab reports the NTFS partition size as 488GB.

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Ubuntu :: Change Sda2 Partition To Ntfs - WARNING: The Kernel Failed To Re-read The Partition Table

Mar 27, 2010

I want to change my sda2 partition to ntfs type. i have installed GParted but it is returning a strange type of error. Here is the error dump file...


WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot. WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot.

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Ubuntu :: Ubuntu 9.10 + NTFS-Config And Files Missing From NTFS Partition?

Apr 22, 2010

First off let me say that I love working with Ubuntu. It's a great OS to learn Linux on. Now on to my problem. I have a laptop that dual boots. Ubuntu 9.10 x64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Been working just fine. I was using NTFS-Config to auto mount the Win7 partition during startup of Ubuntu. It has been running fine. I am able to move files between the linux partition and the NTFS partition with no problem. Now I've come across a problem. I big problem. Just this week I installed VirtualBox onto Ubuntu. I started creating virtual machines. 6 in all (3 Win 2k3, 1 2k8 and 1 Win7). I was saving the virtual machines to the NTFS drive as this was by far my largest drive. I used a directory titled "virtualbox" under the c:/users/public directory. This setup was working great. Was able to get my vm's patched and up to date. Created several snapshots. Basically I was a happy camper.

Last night I booted into Windows 7. OS started fine. I was just surfing the web. After that I rebooted the system and entered Ubuntu and started Virtualbox. I tried to start a vm and it complained that the virtual harddrive was missing. I checked to make sure that the path was correct for the virtual drive and discovered that the entire virtualbox directory that I created on the NTFS partion was gone!!! Everything else was in place and intact including music and large video files that I had downloaded to the Ubuntu partion and moved the the NTFS partion.

I save these virtual machines???? Should I abandon using NTFS-Config. This is somewhat critical since I had took sometime to create this test lab and to have it disappear from simply booting into Windows 7 is crazy.

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Debian Installation :: Critical Bug Of "mount -t Ntfs" Cause NTFS Partition Broken

May 2, 2010

About dual boot system with winxp and lenny.

Storage information:
1st primary:SG 160G ATA 100
1st secondary:WD 160 ATA 133
SATA:WD 1000
2nd primary:DVD
2nd secondary:DVD±RW

Winxp in 1st primary.I did a fresh install of lenny on 1st secondary.

info about lenny setup:
1.Partition list:/boot,/,/home,swap
2.Every partition is XFS except swap.

At the end of installion,lenny installed grub on (hd0) that is 1st primary.

Everything seems OK.Lenny runs OK.

But when I switch back to windows xp,the diskmgmt can not detect hdd's info and the system meets a problem of shutting down.

After many times of trying.
I solved the problem by the following way.
1.Boot with windows xp's install CD and use fixmbr on (hd0).
2.Boot with lenny's install DVD , do a grub>root (1,0)>setup (hd1)
After that,edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change (hd0,0) to (hd1,0) and also (hd1,0) to (hd0,0).
3.Reboot and Press F8 for a boot menu then I can select which disk to boot.
windows boot from 1st primary's mbr,lenny boot from lenny's grub.

The problem is caused by a bug between GRUB and windows' mbr and maybe more about GRUB and XFS.

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Apr 19, 2010

Recently I reinstall Grub, but I have chosen on ntfs (windows 7 partition E: drive). After this I chosen /dev/sda which is correct boot partition.

Now Fedora 10 and Win 7 booth are working properly.

How can I get back my E: drive safely?

In Fedora 10 E: is not available, where as in Win7 it is available but asking for Format.

how to get back my E: partition which was chosen wrongly as boot partition.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Resizing Windows Partition - Install Files On A Non Windows NTFS Partition

Jul 22, 2010

Now however its not letting me resize the Windows partition, mounted or unmounted. It currently occupies the whole disk. I would rather not reinstall the whole thing over again, but I will if I have to. Isnt there an easy way to shrink a Windows partition? I swear Ive done this before and it wasnt this hard. Could it be a problem with the Mint installer that now asks me if I want to unmount my disks before it goes into install mode? On this PC I would like to have

Windows XP
One of the E17 OSs
Puppy Linux (to create a remix)

I am probably going to put most of the linux partitions on the second laptop drive but I want to install files on a non WIndows NTFS partition.

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Mar 1, 2010

I use jaunty 64 bits on a software raid 0. My partitions are:

disk a:
sda1 /boot ext4 (no raid)
sda2 / ext4 md0


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Ubuntu :: How To Expand NTFS Partition

Apr 27, 2010

I need to expand my ntfs and have ample GB, all taken up presently so if I create some unallocated GB's under ntfs how do I expand the ntfs partition. I have gparted live CD.

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Ubuntu :: Change Name For NTFS Partition ?

May 9, 2010

Ubuntu is calling my Windows partition 20 GB Filesystem on the icon that is placed on the desktop.

How can I change this to say WindowsXP or something like that ?

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Ubuntu :: Create A 2nd NTFS Partition?

May 28, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.04 dual booting with Windows XP.

I want to create another NTFS partition out of the partition that currently has Windows XP. In other words, I want to have C: for Windows XP operating system files but have the new D: for data.

How do I do this so that I don't break Grub?

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Ubuntu :: 10.4 Won't Mount Ntfs Partition?

Jun 6, 2010

i have an ntfs partition that i want to mount. before 10.4, all i had to do was add:

to the fstab, and it would be mounted on startup, but now i can't do that. when i try to


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Ubuntu :: Mount A Ntfs Partition?

Aug 6, 2010

I tried

sudo mount /dev/sda2

but it doesn't work. i tried

sudo mount device /dev/sda2

, nope. what are the commands?

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Resize NTFS Partition

Aug 12, 2010

I am trying to resize a Windows XP partition. The partition has plenty of space available. When I boot off the CD, I open Gparted. I try to move the partition down, but it does not move at all.

Within this Windows installation, it only shows 1% fragmentation.

I want to dual boot using two partitions.

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Ubuntu :: Not Seeing All Files On NTFS Partition?

Sep 11, 2010

I just got a new laptop and am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. I tried mounting the Windows partition to access some files (such as documents), but they won't show up in Nautilus. I double checked their location from inside Windows, but they're not where they should be.

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Dec 30, 2010

My hard drive has 2 ntfs partitions, one of them( C: ) is the home of WindowsXP, I don't wanna somebody tap the data,

So can we stop the C: partition show up, meanwhile show up another patition( D: )? (D: partition shows up fine now.)

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Ubuntu :: How To Mount A NTFS Partition

Mar 23, 2011

im looking for a command for mounting an ntfs partition. what i want to do is to put that command to the "after startup applications" option. that's because that ntfs partition is my storage partition, i play steam games [win7 dualboot, thats why that partition is ntfs], download movies etc. in my places menu, its called 190GB Filesystem, and when i click it, it mounts up. but that means i have to click it everytime i boot up, because vuze can't locate the files if it isnt mounted.

by the way : /media/7C1EE4E21EE49684 when its mounted

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Mount 3T Ntfs Partition With GPT

Jun 18, 2011

I have a 3T hitachi hard disk partitioned by Windows 7 and formatted as NTFS that I'm unable to mount under Ubuntu 11.04. The disk is in an external enclosure connected via USB2. Windows 7 has no problems seeing the partition and mounting the drive.


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Ubuntu :: How Can I Access NTFS Partition

Jan 1, 2010

I have dual-boot XP/Karmic.I have an external HDD for backup. One partition is NTFS for the XP stuff. The second partition is ext4.I was practicing with the SystemRestoreCD, which provides a Linux root console.I can create and delete directories on the ext4 partition, but not on the NTFS partition. The error message says "read-only file system".I tried to use chmod and chown to change permissions and owner.I assumed that as root, I could do anything.How can I access the NTFS partition, and do anything that I need to do?All my current XP stuff on the HDD was backed up from within XP, using standard software (Cobian Backup), and normal user privileges. But I want to practice for when my XP OS is damaged.

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Oct 24, 2010

I create Backup partition with dd and save my backup on NTFS partition. i want recover this backup,what should i do? can i use boot cd and use dd command for recover it?

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Ubuntu :: Rm -r File Recovery On Ntfs Partition?

Jan 29, 2010

I was copying a bunch of files between hard drives. For some reason I have permissions issues, but I was able to copy the data using cp in the terminal (I know I can sort out permissions, but that's something for another thread).So, I start copying files just fine, but cp doesn't have any sort of progress indication. So, I started up another two terminal windows, cd'd to the source and destination folders, and ls -l'd each to compare the folders.

At this point, I realised that I'd forgot to add -r to the cp command, so cancelled it. I decided it'd be better to start again and add -r in, and repeat the command. So, I went to the folder, went up a level, then rm -r'd the folder I was just in. It wasn't until I'd gone through with the command that I realised I was actually in the source folderSo, putting aside all the obvious things like 'You dope, you shouldn't have been messing around with rm -r, let alone sudo' and 'With great power comes great responsibility' and 'This never would have happened if you'd just sorted out your missions and usedNautilus', is there any way I can recover the data? I know it's possible in ext2, but not in ext3, but it's on an NTFS partition. Is it possible to recover files from this

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Mar 5, 2010

I am trying to mount 3 NTFS partitions, but they aren't showing up in the /dev directory. If I fdisk the drive, the partition shows up, but nothing in /dev...

Here is the output of fdisk -l as well as the results of my attempt to mount the partition.

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Apr 17, 2010

By mistake i have deleted few files from my NTFS partition,is it possible to recover all those files..?

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Apr 30, 2010

I have a partition on my hard drive that i use for documents. In 9.10 i would just click on places, and then on the partition name. It would ask for my password and i would be able to access the files. I just upgraded to 10.04 and first off i do not see the partition at all. I navigated to filesystem>media and found my partition but i has a gray X on it. I did gksu nautilus and when i access the folder, there is nothing inside.

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