Re: Converting a partition from NTFS to Ext3
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, Frederico Rodrigues Abraham wrote:
> How can i do this without losing the data on my NTFS partition?
> This is the final step for moving completely from windows to linux! yay!
assuming your current kernel supports ntfs format
and you have lots of free space some place
mount [ -t ntfs ] /dev/hdaxxx /mnt/ntfs
- du /mnt/ntfs -- tells you how much spare space you need
cd /mnt/ntfs ; tar zcf /some-place-with-tons-of-space/ntfs.tgz *
# be sure you have your data saved first ...
mke2fs -j /dev/hdaxxx
mount /dev/hdaxxx /mnt/ntfs
cd /mnt/ntfs ; tar zxvfp - /some-place-with-tons-of-space/ntfs.tgz
sync ; umount /mnt/ntfs
put the data where you want it ... /mnt/real-ntfs-mount