Strategies to move from NTFS to Linux?
I've been using a live CD so that I can try Linux.
Now, I'm interested in installing it on my hard drive.
I'm not interested in a dual boot system; Windows and Linux.
I'm also not interested in using proprietary software to read/write to NTFS.
So, I don't want to use Xandros.
I would like to use Ubuntu.
My system is made up of the following drives:
- First Internal NTFS 50 GB (currently holds Windows XP system/boot files)
- Second Internal NTFS 100 GB (currently holds data)
- External Western Digital My Book 100 GB. NTFS. (currently holds backup of Second Internal Drive)
For the installation:
- I will use my First Internal hard drive for the installation.
It will be formatted with a swap partition, root partition and home partition.
My question is:
- What strategy can the readers of this forum recommend as the best way to use Linux and have access to both the Second Internal NTFS 100 GB and External Western Digital My Book 100 GB?
- Use Linux to format the Second Internal NTFS 100 GB as ext2 or ext3.
- Next copy the data from the External Western Digital My Book 100 GB back to the Second Internal NTFS 100 GB.
- Then, format the External Western Digital My Book 100 GB with ext2 or ext3.
- Finally, backup the data from the Second Internal NTFS 100 GB back to the External Western Digital My Book 100 GB.
Thank you very much for your help and time!
Last edited by ensens; 8th March 2007 at 01:03.