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ya, can it be done? nv tried. and i don't really understand the Linux Ext3 & swap partition things. do i really need swap partitions? and so Ext 3 will ...
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    Can linux be installed on NTFS?


    ya, can it be done? nv tried. and i don't really understand the Linux Ext3 & swap partition things. do i really need swap partitions? and so Ext 3 will be something like NTFS for windows?

    I am to install linux on MS virtual PC on a project but that dosen't really matter now yet. so also just learning linux

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    I've never used/seen a distro that would allow you to do that... which brings up the question, why would you want to?

    Look at this thread:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...ragmenter.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAngel89 View Post
    ya, can it be done?
    Short answer: perhaps, but why?

    and i don't really understand the Linux Ext3 & swap partition things. do i really need swap partitions?
    That depends on how much system RAM you have. The more physical RAM (greater than 512MB), the less swap you need. Some folks have reported running Linux just fine without a swap, but I generally keep a minimal one (128MB) just for safety's sake.

    Swap is only used when you run out of physical RAM and the OS needs more.
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    The simple answer is no.

    The more complex answer is yes...in a way. There are a couple ways to have what's essentially an image of a Linux file system within an ntfs file.
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    Why? just to try it out? learn if its possible

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    I'm going to try to put this into perspective... Running linux on NTFS would be the equivalent of trying to run an alcohol dragster engine on deisel fuel... Nothing good will come of it and you'll be picking up the pieces for miles.
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