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    Just Joined! i0n's Avatar
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    Mar 2010

    [SOLVED] Turning my main machine into a file server.

    Going to be turning my main rig into a file server, since I got a new laptop... and I play too many games on this and It's turning me into a lazy piece of dung.

    First I will post my specs, all the hardware works with linux as this machine is dual booting with ubuntu and a more gamer friendly distro that we shall not mention its name.

    ST3250823AS [Hard drive] 250.06 GB
    ST3500320AS ATA Device [Hard drive] 500.11 GB

    ASUS M3A78-T Mobo

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2.3GHZ

    Now, all my files are on this first hard drive that is formatted NTFS , I need to save most of the files on this drive.

    What are my options here?
    Should I just use the 500gb hdd for the new OS installation?
    How can I convert the 250GB drive to ext or whatever I will be using on the new OS without losing the current data on it?
    Last edited by i0n; 03-10-2010 at 02:09 AM. Reason: typo

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    Hi and Welcome !

    We have to check partition structure of both Hard disks.
    Boot up Ubuntu, open Terminal and execute this
    sudo fdisk -l
    Post output here.

    * Its small L in fdisk -l.
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    I posted this a little too urgently, basically what I have done is this.

    I installed centos on the 500gb HDD and am using ntfs3g to r/w on the NTFS permission..

    This appears to be working fine so far. consider this closed =)

    Thanks for your reply.

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