General :: Migrating From WIN7 To Mandrake And NTFS To EXT3 Without Backing Up?

Jun 6, 2010

Im currently using windows 7 and I want to shift for Linux. So i thought to start from Mandrake-free. My current filesystem is NTFS which full of windows extension documents. Those capacity is almost 200GB.but im not in a position to backup everything. i got to know from forums that linux perform well in ext3 file system. so i wish to go for ext3. is there any ways to shift FROM,win7 TO mandrake AND
ntfs TO ext3 WITHOUT BACKING UP CURRENT DOCUMENTS ASWEL AS WITHOUT LOOSING ANY OF MY WINDOWS BASED DOCUMENTS.? and i got to know that in a single harddrive(eg 250GB), Its not good for the harddisk to have different type of partitions (eg 50gb of ext3 and 200gb of NTFS). if i used like this will my harddisk got crashed? because this happened to me 4 years ago when i was trying to install winXp(in ntfs) and Redhat(in ext2) in the same hardisk. i was working initially. but was in 2 days that HDD got crashed.

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CentOS 5 :: 5.5: Migrating Root (and Any Other) Partition From Ext3 To Ext4?

May 20, 2010

With the release of CentOS 5.5 ext4 is considered stable in this distribution so I decided to migrate to it. Luckily I started from migrating fresh server with CentOS 5.5 using some instruction I found on the internet. I think I shouldn�t say, that I screwed the whole thing up ;) After about 6 hours cursing, kicking, and crying I solved the task and figured the correct sequence of actions. The small problem with migrating root partition is that you can�t unmount it BTW.

During migration task, I found, that CentOS 5.5 rescue mode is somewhat broken a little in terms of ext4 support. It can mount ext4 partitions successfully. But its e2fsprogs package (tune2fs, e2fsck etc.) doesnt see ext4 partitions and say, that superblock is corrupted on a partition once is converted to ext4 (at least it did it for me. May be I should force filesystem type with -t ext4 switch?). Keep in mind, that if you screw your system up too badly, you will not be able to run tune2fs and e2fsck on it from rescue modeBut you will still able to mount it if it is not corrupted badly. In all below examples,Boot your system normally and login as root. Upgrade kernel if you wish (I usually use yum upgrade to upgrade all on new machines). Then upgrade/install some other packages

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General :: Converting The Ntfs To Ext3?

May 13, 2011

converting the ntfs to ext3.

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Ubuntu :: Migrating From NTFS To EXT?

Oct 5, 2010

I recently converted from MS 2003 to Ubuntu 10.04.1 and i wish to change the filesystem of all my data disks from NTFS to EXT but i have run into a problem. When i delete the old nfts partition and create an EXT4 partition, i can see that on the newly created partiton the used space is about 20gb. I used gparted for this. I have read that EXT reserves some space for root, but since all the disks i wan't to convert is only used for data and not OS, i see no need for the reserved space. I found some commands to turn of the root space but that did not work so i changed to resiserfs but that very slow, unstable and under limited development.

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General :: What Is The Amount Of Space After Formatting For Ext4, Ext3, And Ntfs

Jun 12, 2011

I have just purchased a 2TB drive for my server and I was trying to get an idea of the differences between these file systems or other file systems out there. What is the amount of space after formatting for ext4, ext3, and ntfs?

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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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General :: Ntfs To Ext3 - Move /home To The Other Partition That Exists On My Computer?

May 10, 2010

I've been trying to figure out how to move /home to the other partition that exists on my computer, however it's ntfs and turns out it's impossible to move my /home there. So how do convert that ntfs partition to ext3, I don't mind loosing data that's in that partition. [url] is the partition I'm talking about. So what's the best way to do it ? If you write what commands I should use please include partition names.

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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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General :: Installed Mandrake \ Can't Connect To Internet?

Apr 6, 2011

I have just installed Mandrake Linux and everything seems OK apart from the fact that I can't connect to the internet. I presume it's because I have not got the relevant driver (or have not configured it if it's there)y machine was previously running Windows and all the disks I have are for Windows.I have looked in my manual and it says I have a K8NBP GRAND (I think that's the motherboard, you'll see that I don't really know a lot!!) The manual also says Gigabit Ethernet LAN : NVIDIA Gigabit MAC + VITESSE Gigabit PHY - Supports 10/100/1000Base- T Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet.When I was running Windows I just had a network cable running out of the back of the PC connected to one of the LAN sockets on my routerI am currently having to use my wife's laptop (which runs on yet another OS but at least it connects to the internet or I'd be really stuffed).

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General :: Unable To Start Xserver On Mandrake 9.2?

Jul 6, 2011

I'm basically a linux noobie, and have a problem with one of my machines I use for work. As the title states I am unable to start my xserver, using the startx command I have been using for the past 5 years. It goes to the blue loading screen with the x for a cursor, hangs there for about a min or so then goes back to the command screen. I get an error:

giving up.
xinit: Permission denied (errno 13): unable to connect to xserver
waiting for xserver to shut down
xinit: Server error.

I have tried logging on as root and trying startx again. Same error.

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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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Slackware :: Can 13.37 Write On Win7's NTFS?

Jul 9, 2011

Can Slackware 13.37 write on Win7's NTFS? I'm dual-booting and I've been thinking upgrading to Win7. I need to write to the Windows partition from Slackware and the NTFS-write compatibility will affect my decision.

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Ubuntu :: Keeping Files Moved From NTFS Partition To EXT3 Safe

Mar 13, 2010

Long story short, my Windows had a fatal crash the other day and since I couldn't find the installation disk, I burned the Ubuntu 9.10 disk image to a CD at a friend's place and installed it on one partition of the hard drive. The other partition contained tons of Windows programs and documents in an NTFS system. Ubuntu is cool and all, but when I finally found the Windows disk, I wanted to reinstall it for dual-booting, to use some programs that don't run well in Wine.

To keep some documents safe and not waste any CDs, I moved them over to the Ubuntu partition before installing Windows. As experienced ubuntuists know, the slightly clumsy Windows installer erases GRUB in the process, and it's recommended to install Windows first. So, now I ended up with a working Windows partition and an Ubuntu partition with all of the stored data, which I can access via guest status with the burned CD.

Here's the catch though - as a guest and without Linux properly installed I can't move anything I moved to the Linux partition from the Windows partition back anymore. All the folders have a little X on their top corner. I'd be glad to reinstall Ubuntu now, but I must know how to keep all that tranferred data safe. Can I keep it there during the reinstallation? Should I install Wubi on Windows and access the stuff through it?

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Ubuntu :: Shrinking Ext3 Partition And Giving Free Space To NTFS?

Jul 13, 2010

Using a small hard drive (180 GB) dual booting windows XP for gaming and Ubuntu 9.10 for my other stuff during install I didnt know how much of each partition i would use, so i did 50-50 1 for ext3 and one for NTFSHowever after awhile it seems I have run out of space on my NTFS and have tons of unused space on my ext3.What I am wanting to do is shrink some of that ext3 down and give it it NTFS, I did a little searching and found a couple of old posts but I was a little sketchey on em. Simply looking for some personal Methods or Tools you have used and a starting point of how to use them.

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Ubuntu :: Mounting A Device If Don't Know The File System Type (e.g Ext3, NTFS)?

Jan 14, 2011

How do I go about mounting a device if I don't know the file system type (e.g ext3, NTFS)?

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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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Ubuntu :: Gparted Can't See Ntfs Partitions Of New Win7 Install

Nov 11, 2010

i installed win7 ultimate on a 2TB HD and was hoping to dual-boot it with meerkat, i did a standard install and shrunk the partition using win7 disk management to leave 500GB for ubuntu.problem is ubuntu can't detect the existing win7 install, when selecting advanced setup it just shows one big unallocated partition.

i went back into win7 and extended the partition again, then booted into ubuntu live cd to see if maybe gparted would do the trick. gparted also cannot detect the existing win7 install and just displays unallocated 1.82TB.in terminal if i do 'sudo parted /dev/sda print' i get this message:

Warning: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table.However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should.Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT partition tables. Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an msdos partition table. Is this a GPT partition table? Yes/No? ^C

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 And Win7 Dual Boot - NTFS Signature Missing

Jul 18, 2010

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I have 2 hard drives on the system, a 500GB and a 1TB drive.

Code:
root@akashi-desktop:~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3e67485a .....

Since the drive (sdb2) was already mounted I was able to see "file" show up on the NTFS drive (sdb2) with the last command above. After I rebooted onto Windows 7, I found my F: drive (sdb2) showing up as a RAW filesystem. Windows 7 asks to reformat and I press NO as I have a lot of files on that drive. I rebooted onto Ubuntu again, during boot it says cannot mount to /dev/sdb2 and to press "S" to skip. I pressed "S" and saw sdb2 not mounted. I tried this command:

Code:
root@akashi-desktop:~# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb2 /media/sdb2
NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb2': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sdb2' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?

How to fix this drive without formatting it! fdisk shows the filesytem as NTFS so it must still be fixable I hope.

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General :: Recovering 1Tb Ext3 With Fsck.ext3?

May 20, 2011

I Tarred and GZipped most of the data on one 1Tb partition and stuck the archives on a second 1Tb partition on a separate disk. I then proceeded to format the first partition with NTFS (from Linux.) The only problem is that I completely forgot that I had a CD drive and formatted sdc1 instead of sdd1! I began doing a full NTFS format and after a minute or two I cancelled it and decided to do a quick format. I then realized my mistake. I managed to find a copy of the superblock and began trying to recover the disk. fsck -t ext3 recognized the partition as NTFS but I luckily didn't have fsck.ntfs installed so it didn't touch it. I managed to get it working with fsck.ext3 (with -b,-B and -y) fsck.ext3 didn't mind that it was an NTFS partition.

Roughly how long will this take? It's running from Knoppix within a virtual machine to a USB hard drive which is 100% full. Days? Being that for a few minutes I attempted a full format am I going to end up with a bunch of corrupted archives? If I do end up with file corruption can anyone recommend a way of recovering the data / sorting it out? Is it likely to be just a few old files that are corrupt (It's my understanding that filesystems like to keep files in the same area on the disk to minimize the amount of head travel.) This might just be wishful thinking but as the filesystem fills up will ext3 put the newer files towards the end of the disk? If so then I'm hoping that a full NTFS format starts at the beginning of the disk.

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Applications :: Can't Unzip Firefox3.6 In Mandrake OS

Mar 7, 2010

My efforts to install the new Firefox3.6: are going nowhere (literally, it seems)! After entereing: $ tar xvjf firefox-3.6.tar.bz2 on my linux box: [GCC 3.4.1 (Mandrakelinux 10.1 3.4.1-4mdk)] on linux2 the end result comes to nothing. What I should (why would it be different from any other install?) end up with is a new directory "firefox3.6" or something very similar. I don't. I get nothing. Nadda. Once I hit the "tar xvjf..." button, I get the usual 'print (to screen)' flurry of activity. A sample:

firefox/modules/SpatialNavigation.js
firefox/modules/FileUtils.jsm
firefox/README.txt
firefox/libplc4.so
firefox/application.ini
firefox/searchplugins/
firefox/searchplugins/answers.xml
firefox/searchplugins/google.xml

But, I'll be darned if I can find all of this afterward. There certainly was not (as I've noted) a new directory created:

[Code]....

The "firefox/" directory that is part of the above listing? Notice the <Jan 15> date. Obviously an effort from another time. The listing [above] was generated with "ls -t", so the most recent activity is at the top. I simply can't find all the unpacked stuff that was generated with tar. I've looked in /home/.mozilla, tried "locate", all to no avail. "Google" can't seem to understand the problem I'm encountering. Who'd care to tackle this on this beautiful (snow free!!) Sunday morning?

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Hardware :: Mandrake 10.1 Usb Internet Keys?

Feb 10, 2010

env: Mandrake 10.1 kenel 2.6.8

Prb:
i want to buy an internet key to surf the network
but it seems my kernel too old
here the models comercialized here in italy
isp key
wind----------huawei e160
wind---------nokia cs-10

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Sep 11, 2010

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Mar 6, 2010

I want to enable Advanced NTFS-3G support (permissions and users) automatically from the fstab entry.

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Oct 20, 2010

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Apr 14, 2011

I am wondering if anyone knows how to enable NTFS compression using Paragon NTFS 8.1 Enterprise?

The Professional version comes with a utility mkntfs which allows you to set compression as default for all files, but the Enterprise version is apparently meant to be 'fully featured' and support compression, so how do I enable compression on a drive/folder/file?

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General :: Mounting NTFS With Ntfs-3g And Fuse As A User?

Jan 8, 2011

On a clean install of Arch linux I edited fstab to be like so :

Code:

/dev/disk/by-id/usb-Hitachi_HTS543232L9A300_9002555dd84a21024b000000-0:0-part1 /media/EXT ntfs-3g user,rw,uid=mas,gid=users,noauto 0 0

I tried ntfs and ntfs-3g but the result is the same I can mount root but I would like to be able to mount as a user. When I try to mount as a user I get

Code:

Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more information at [URL] Before installing ntfs-3g I was able to mount as a user but there was no rw permission. Any way to mount an ntfs partition as a user without suid as the message said?

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Jun 24, 2010

Migrated my wife to Linux when her old computer broke. She has an old iPod (one of the first ones to show video) that has music and playlists on there. I know how to sync podcasts to my iPod shuffle with gPodder and GTKpod. But how would I sync up files with her iPod? Also, what program would I use to automatically sync the iPod with any music dropped into her Music folder? This should be as painless as using iTunes or she won't do it.

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Jul 18, 2011

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Jun 26, 2011

I'm running Windows 7 (on my Acer Extensa 7630EZ) at the moment but I realized that I'm using mostly Linux programs (including the Linux shell through Cygwin) so I'm considering migrating to Linux (probably OpenSuse?). While this would certainly make my life easier, I'm also used to a few things on Windows I don't want to give up: Drivers.

I have a Canon PIXMA MP970 network printer and scanner the driver whereof has a GUI on Windows. I bet that even if I ever manage to get the printer to work on Linux, the GUI will be missing, so I will not have access to any of the options. (For me, this is a real reason for sticking to Windows, unfortunately.)

- Windows Media Player. Although it's not as universal as other media players (VLC), I got used to it because of its well-organized media library and the ability to include a SMB server in it or use a network media library.
- Adobe CS5. I don't know if it works with WINE, but I hope so.

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