Format hard drive from NTFS to ext3

Hi all

Linux newbie here, so be gentle. :slight_smile:

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. :stuck_out_tongue:

YaST -> System -> Partitioner

you can also set mount points there

Thanks, that’s much easier. :slight_smile:

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)?

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

Thanks for your help. :slight_smile: