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Thread: About to install - tips for a newbie? + some questions

  1. #11
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    Re: About to install - tips for a newbie? + some questions

    Or must it be ext3? I've never heard of that format before.

  2. #12
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    Re: About to install - tips for a newbie? + some questions

    You can keep your ntfs in your windows partition, it will work.
    Ext3 is a filesystem like ntfs or fat, though doesnt need defragging
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  3. #13
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    Re: About to install - tips for a newbie? + some questions

    I just formatted it to fat32, which completed fine. I tried to format to ext3 but it says "The parameter is not valid." I was reading through previous threads here and everyone seemed to say that NTFS would not work. But if it does indeed, which one is better to run Ubuntu on, ntfs or fat32?

  4. #14
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    Re: About to install - tips for a newbie? + some questions

    When I use the /hep command for format it says that my only available options are fat, fat32, and ntfs. Is ext3 something that I have to reformat as once I already install Linux?

  5. #15
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    Re: About to install - tips for a newbie? + some questions

    u format ur drives when ur installing

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