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dpacmittal
September 20th, 2009, 06:31 AM
Don't flame me if this is a noob question but you ask and you learn, so my question is:

Can we install Ubuntu on NTFS? I googled and found that we can't but I didn't find anything about 9.04.

Does it supports NTFS natively? I would like to have dual boot with XP and would like to access the linux partition in xp as well, so that in case something goes wrong with linux, I can still access the linux partition and backup my data.

Thanks.

Partyboi2
September 20th, 2009, 06:51 AM
You will need to use the ext3 file system to install Ubuntu.
Ubuntu can read/write to ntfs but windows can not read/write to ext unless you install some software that allows you to do this like this (http://www.fs-driver.org/). Allowing windows to read/write to your ext partitions is not very secure though.

so that in case something goes wrong with linux, I can still access the linux partition and backup my data.If this was to happen you should be able to use a Ubuntu live cd to access your data.

dpacmittal
September 20th, 2009, 07:00 AM
You will need to use the ext3 file system to install Ubuntu.
Ubuntu can read/write to ntfs but windows can not read/write to ext unless you install some software that allows you to do this like this (http://www.fs-driver.org/). Allowing windows to read/write to your ext partitions is not very secure though.
If this was to happen you should be able to use a Ubuntu live cd to access your data.

Thankyou for your reply.
Cheers