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    Default NTFS in Partitioner - How to get NTFS capability

    Hi,
    Is there a way to get NTFS in the list of filesystems supported by YAST > Partitioner when creating new partitions ? I have all the ext, btrfs, fat but no NTFS.
    Do I have to install a package in order for Partitioner to be able to create NTFS partitions ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertot5 View Post
    Hi,
    Is there a way to get NTFS in the list of filesystems supported by YAST > Partitioner when creating new partitions ? I have all the ext, btrfs, fat but no NTFS.
    Do I have to install a package in order for Partitioner to be able to create NTFS partitions ?

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    The YaST Partitioner can not create a NTFS partition from scratch, but it can mount it if it already exists. If you cannot (or don't wish to) make it with Windows, then you need to install GParted, from YaST Software Management which can do this task (Create NTFS) for you when required. In fact, I use GParted most of the time for basic partitioning tasks and its results work well with the YaST Partitioner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    The YaST Partitioner can not create a NTFS partition from scratch, but it can mount it if it already exists. If you cannot (or don't wish to) make it with Windows, then you need to install GParted, from YaST Software Management which can do this task (Create NTFS) for you when required. In fact, I use GParted most of the time for basic partitioning tasks and its results work well with the YaST Partitioner.

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    Ok,
    I will install GParted !

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    Default Re: NTFS in Partitioner - How to get NTFS capability

    Unless you're sharing this partitions with Windows, NTFS isn't really a good idea. Linux has limited support for this, and you'd be better to go with a file system developed for Linux. If you are sharing with Windows, why don't you use that to create the partition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    Unless you're sharing this partitions with Windows, NTFS isn't really a good idea. Linux has limited support for this, and you'd be better to go with a file system developed for Linux. If you are sharing with Windows, why don't you use that to create the partition?
    Its not that, I just needed to format a flash drive to NTFS. I didn't want to restart and boot into windows just for that.
    I just installed GParted and succeeded, it has NTFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertot5 View Post
    Its not that, I just needed to format a flash drive to NTFS. I didn't want to restart and boot into windows just for that.
    I just installed GParted and succeeded, it has NTFS.

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    Do consider that most flash drives are formatted fat32 and not NTFS which is fully supported by Windows and Linux as well. I have a bash script that can make a Live USB drive from openSUSE ISO's also includes a full FAT32 format, to put your drive back to normal and to format the remainder of the flash drive when the drive is larger that the ISO boot image you have installed.

    For more information, have a look at my bash script here: S.C.L.U. - SuSE Create Live USB

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    Default Re: NTFS in Partitioner - How to get NTFS capability

    On 2013-08-08 13:06, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    > Do consider that most flash drives are formatted fat32 and not NTFS
    > which is fully supported by Windows and Linux as well.


    I also have a stick formatted as NTFS - because you can not save the
    openSUSE DVD to FAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-08-08 13:06, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    > Do consider that most flash drives are formatted fat32 and not NTFS
    > which is fully supported by Windows and Linux as well.


    I also have a stick formatted as NTFS - because you can not save the
    openSUSE DVD to FAT.

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    But you can create a bootable Live USB or USB with a booting hybrid DVD copy and then format the remainder of the thumb drive as FAT32 if you wish. That is exactly what my bash script S.C.L.U. allows you to do.

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    Default Re: NTFS in Partitioner - How to get NTFS capability

    On 2013-08-08 23:26, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2577737 Wrote:
    >> On 2013-08-08 13:06, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    >>> Do consider that most flash drives are formatted fat32 and not NTFS
    >>> which is fully supported by Windows and Linux as well.

    >>
    >> I also have a stick formatted as NTFS - because you can not save the
    >> openSUSE DVD to FAT.



    > But you can create a bootable Live USB or USB with a booting hybrid DVD
    > copy and then format the remainder of the thumb drive as FAT32 if you
    > wish.


    But that breaks the purpose of having a stick to exchange files between
    computers - in this case, files over 4 GiB in size. To do that exchange
    between Linux and Windows the easiest manner is formatting the media
    with NTFS.


    For example, in my case, to transfer the openSUSE DVD image to a Windows
    computer - not to boot it or install it -. And then transfer back to me
    some other big files. The DVD image was an example, there are many other
    big files people wish to transfer.


    If you are going to tell me that there is a driver for ext2/3 in
    Windows, that is not feasible if the destination computer will not
    accept installs of that driver for whatever reason - human or technical.
    Easier to make things easy; just use NTFS and play along.

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