how to reuse ntfs partition?

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Mon May 18 12:38:40 UTC 2009


On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 2:11 PM,  <nepal.roade at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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 can use the vol_id CLI program to get labels and UUID from a partition.

/ Jonas




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