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Thread: Gparted Help

  1. #1
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    Gparted Help

    I have a secondary hard drive that is ~40 GiB in size. My library of almost three thousand songs is on that drive. It was originally a full ext3 partition; however, I need to transfer my library to my other Windows PC. I figured I would use Gparted to resize the ext3 partition then make an NTFS partition in the remaining space and copy the music over.

    I have managed to get the EXT3 partition sized down and moved to the beginning of the hard drive, but when I right-click and choose New, the option to add an NTFS filesystem is "greyed out" and not clickable. Any help?

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    Re: Gparted Help

    You may need to go to Application->System Tools->NTFS Configuration Tool and enable writing to external devices.
    Alternatively, you can save some trouble and install the driver from http://fs-driver.org/ on your windows machine so you can read/write ext2/3 partitions. You may need to have the drive plugged in when you install the driver so it will recognize it and assign it a drive letter.

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    Re: Gparted Help

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs
    Ubuntu user since 2004 (Warty Warthog)

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