how to reuse ntfs partition?

nepal.roade at nepal.roade at
Mon May 18 12:11:30 UTC 2009

On Sat 16 May 2009 02:55:47 Paul Lemmons wrote:
> The partition already exists so there is no reason to delete it. 

hehe, this is now of course (now that you have said it) obvious.

> Just
> reformat it to ext3 or 4 and mount it like you do any other partition.

Yes, I did that with qtparted without problems and as I left the partition 
itself intact, no renumbering of the partitions occurred.

> If you use gparted you can format and label it and then get the UUID of
> the partition to use in mounting it. 

I could not find a way with either [qt]/[g]parted to get the UUID. The only way 
to get a UUID for a partition that I know of is from /dev/disk/by-uuid, (but 
the system has to have it already mounted IIUC)

> You could also resize it if you
> wanted to.

Yes I do want to do that at some point, but that is when the partitions will 
be renumbered? if I split sda1 into two or more partitions I am not sure of 
the consequences and hence remain reluctant.


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