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Converting FAT32 to NTFS on a dual boot with 2HDD


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#1 ohbon

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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

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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.




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