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Thread: Format hard drive from NTFS to ext3

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    sparrowUK NNTP User

    Default Format hard drive from NTFS to ext3

    Hi all

    Linux newbie here, so be gentle.

    I've installed opensuse 11.0 on my old pc to create a file server.

    Main drive works perfectly, as it was formatted for the install.

    The slave drive is the problem. I have managed to do most of the work, in that it has been formatted and partitioned. However, it still shows up as a ntfs file structure in Konqueror.

    I followed this note, and just need to edit the fstab file.

    However, I haven't a clue what to do. Below is the line out of fstab that I need to modify:

    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD3200JB-00_WD-WCAMR2284182-part1 /windows/C ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Of course, if there's an easier way to do this, please let me know.

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    Default Re: Format hard drive from NTFS to ext3

    YaST -> System -> Partitioner

    you can also set mount points there

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    sparrowUK NNTP User

    Default Re: Format hard drive from NTFS to ext3

    Thanks, that's much easier.

    However, I'm not sure what to put in the Mount Point. Should I leave it as windows/c, or change it to something else (srv, local, etc)?

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    Default Re: Format hard drive from NTFS to ext3

    you can use almost any mount point you want. If I was you, I'd use /media/windows or /media/c

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    sparrowUK NNTP User

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    Thanks for your help.

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