[svlug] Formatting to NTFS
jeff.lists.nov.2006 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 13:11:38 PDT 2009
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(Forgot to CC to SVLUG)
You can use GParted (a live linux cd specifically for partitioning).
Formats NTFS as well, fairly easy to use.
Skip Evans 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.
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