Im following the instructions for installing a new harddrive and it says use ext3 for ubuntu only or fat32 for ubuntu/windows but what should i use if i want to use it for ubuntu and mac? Thanks
on 11/11/2009 – Made popular on 11/11/2009
I've actually worked with ubuntu for quite a while already, but now I wanted to format the whole harddrive, make a few partitions for /, /home, linux-swap and another one for an optional windows drive later on.
I want to convert the FS of an exteral USB HD from HFS+ to either NTFS or FAT32 (although I would avoid the latter).
I would be happy to choose the ext3/ext4 FS, but I do sometimes plug in the HD into a Windows PC...
Lately I have realised that installing only ubuntu was and removing windows was a huge mistake mainly due to gaming purposes . so is there a way that I can remove ubuntu and install windows or even keeping ubuntu because it don`t really mater as far as I have windows on my laptop.
I have to reformat my harddrive as I'm going to install Windows 7 Home Premium back onto my computer (for school purposes, I attend school online and my proctoring needs to be through Windows), but I'm also wanting to keep my Ubuntu 14.04 so I'd like to do a dualboot. I'm having an issue that I'm very stumped from. It involves freeing up space.
Yes, I have searched diligently, but haven't found the answer. I have a 320 Gb HDD dedicated to my Ubuntu 11.10 installation. This HD has never had any other OS on it. At one point I was thinking about installing Windows on it too, so I went into GParted and successfully reduced the partition containing Ubuntu to around 76 Gb.
I'm using ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to put gparted on a bootable USB drive, so that I can make a partition for windows 8. Under gparted the file system is fat32, and I have it set to boot with all the files I need on there. I'm fairly new to this, so if I can get detailed instructions that would be great. Thanks!
Edit. I tried many different methods, and all didn't work.