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I have a Gentoo machine with several NTFS partitions available. I cannot write to those partitions, only read. I want to reformat those to FAT32 so I can write my ...
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    Partitioning with Gentoo


    I have a Gentoo machine with several NTFS partitions available. I cannot write to those partitions, only read. I want to reformat those to FAT32 so I can write my Picture, MP3s etc to those like I did with Win2k as well as share them over my wireless network.

    I am emerging Samba to help with the sharing part, but I am sorta stumped as to reformatting the partitions. Can someone help me out as to how to do this?

    TIA

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    NTFS to FAT32 partitions are pretty impossible. Some commercial Windows programs such as Power Quest [now norton?] Partition Manager say that they can do this, but I haven't dared to touch it.
    The reason for this is the same reason you can't write to NTFS partitions on linux without the windows NT kernel files, its so touchy :P

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