Re: Formatting a partition for Windows XP
On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 09:54:42PM -0000, Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
> On 2004-05-05, Tom Kuiper penned:
> > Greetings everyone.
> > I would like to be able to back up my daughter's Window XP PE laptop
> > to a secondary drive on my Linux (only) system.
> > Question 1: Should I make an NTFS partition or something else?
Depends on what you want to backup. If only the personal files
(probably what you should do) then get a mirroring program or a cd
burner and then use whatever file system you like.
> I assume you mean on your linux system. Linux won't reliably write to
> NTFS -- don't try to do so.
It mostly just won't. Under very serious limitation it will probably
just corrupt the NTFS partition.
> > Question 2: How can I format a filesystem that is 30 GB in size?
Make the partition 30GB size and format it. If you want it the same
size as something else get a linux on cd run fdisk and check the exact
specs of the partition.
If its the exact size you can even backup the data using dd.
> Depends on the filesystem ...
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