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Patriot1776
May 1st, 2008, 01:51 AM
Okay, I have an external jaz drive (I know, outta date, but just listen) that a friend wants and I need to re-partition it for Windows. Can I do that without having to use Windows using either Parted or Gparted? After partitioning, can I then reformat it for NTFS within Linux?

C!oud
May 1st, 2008, 01:56 AM
You need to download and burn the liveCD iso and then boot your computer from it and run Gparted from there.

Patriot1776
May 1st, 2008, 02:02 AM
I'm not working on my internal disk, this is purely an external jaz drive. Surely I can do this without having to boot from the liveCD, or was Gparted never meant to be run from your internal disk? I've got a liveCD, but is using it a requirement for doing this? I've created Linux partitions for external drives while still running from my internal disk, shouldn't I be able to, with the right program, be able to switch an external drive back to a Windows partition without having to boot to the liveCD?