Jump to content


Converting FAT32 to NTFS on a dual boot with 2HDD

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 ohbon



  • Members
  • 6 posts

Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:25 PM

I have 1st drive XP FAT32 and 2nd drive Fedora 5. I would like to change FAT32 to NTFS.
If I format C: from FAT32 to NTFS it says it will delete all data. With that will it delete the boot loader Grub from this hard disk and then I would not be able to dual boot to the 2nd drive which has Fedora 5?

#2 DosFreak


    Carpal Tunnel

  • Moderators
  • 3885 posts

Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:33 AM

You don't need to format your FAT32 drive. All you have to do is run the command "convert /FS:NTFS C:" from the command line and it will convert your FAT32 partition to NTFS.

It might use a 512byte cluster size but it's not that big of a deal.

GRUB is installed in the MBR so using the convert command shouldn't have any effect on your boot loader.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

IPB Skin By Virteq