[svlug] Formatting to NTFS
jeremiah.wuenschel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 13:03:51 PDT 2009
Your best bet may be to use "gparted" from a live cd. Just delete your
current partitions and have Vista re-create them on installation. You can
then come along with the Ubuntu installation cd and ask it to shrink your
existing NTFS partition rather than using the whole thing. As long as you
don't need to keep what is on the drive now, this would probably be the path
of least resistance.
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Skip Evans <skip at bigskypenguin.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I got a new Dell Latitude E6500 which came with Vista on it.
> When I went to install Ubuntu there was not enough room left
> so I tried to resize the partitions, but got them boofed up
> because, frankly, I don't know much about manually
> partitioning a drive, because I always choose defaults and the
> OS always does it fine for my needs.
> So then I was unable to reinstall Vista from the CD that came
> with the laptop to start over. Right now I just have Ubuntu
> installed so I can use it, but now I need Vista back to use a
> camera I'm going to be doing some streaming with.
> When I try to use the CD that came with the machine it says it
> cannot install it to the main partition Ubuntu created and
> that "Vista can only be installed on a partition formatted as
> NTFS," and it stops.
> Is there a Linux utility I can use to reformat the whole drive
> so Vista then be restored? Then I'll use the Vistra shrink
> partition instructions I found via Ubuntuforums here:
> To shrink the Vista partition to give Ubuntu enough room.
> Skip Evans
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