Hey,i got windows 7 installed now. I would love to replace it with #!,but i have my everything saved up in my D drive,which is formatted with NTFS. If i install #! on C,can i still be able to reach and use/modify those files? If i can't,please suggest a workaround. Thanks
Yes you can.
I think you might need to install the ntfs-3g package to give you read and write access:
sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
You may want to install disk-manager to help you mount things. If you're feeling boring, just try sudo disk-manager and see if you can just mount it without ntfs-3g
sudo fdisk -l
to identify your partitions. Then:
sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt
or something to mount it. Replace X with the partition number you see in fdisk.
Just to make sure- so you have 2 hdd's on your machine, rather than a few partitions of one hdd. When you install #!, ensure that you are not installing over the ntfs hdd or partition you want to keep. Make a live usb and then run sudo fdisk -l from within it, and post the output here to be certain.
Last edited by dura (2013-02-17 13:47:01)
oh,so i don't have to convert it to ext4 to use it right?can i (should i?) convert it to ext4 without losing data?
Last edited by spurdo (2013-02-17 13:50:25)
Well, if you formatted it to ext4 then you would lose all the data on it.
If you are going to install #! you need to have the data you want to keep on a separate partition, or another disk.
Make a live usb and we can go through checks, installation, etc.
Or, just look at the partitions in Windows and tell us what they are.
Last edited by dura (2013-02-17 13:55:00)
For me it would be logical, if you already want to replace Windows, to make a backup of all your data on another disk/USB/cloud etc. and then just install #! on it and not bother with having an internal NTFS partition on your system.