felicia - no option to format as ntfs from installer

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felicia - no option to format as ntfs from installer

Postby lfnfan » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:34 am

Hi

I just installed Felicia last night onto a clean hdd. I wanted to set up a couple of ntfs data partitions, but the partitioning tool in the live install cd did not present ntfs as an option (i thought it would be an option because the user manual has a screenshot of an ntfs partition at this stage in proceedings). FAT16 and FAT32 were there as options, but i'd rather not.

I think i have the most up to date version of the iso, but am i missing something else?

If the format as ntfs option is not available in the installer, perhaps I just create the directory struture first using gparted live, then install felicia to the pre-partitioned disk?

Thanks for any input

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Re: felicia - no option to format as ntfs from installer

Postby proxima_centauri » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:04 am

Why don't you use partition editor in the mintMenu under Administration during use of the LiveCD.

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Re: felicia - no option to format as ntfs from installer

Postby lfnfan » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:18 am

that would be more convenient than starting up gparted - i will give it a go. nice one.

is it expected that the partition manager which appears as part of the install process doesn't offer the option to format as ntfs?

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Re: felicia - no option to format as ntfs from installer

Postby proxima_centauri » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:39 am

Seeing how one doesn't nstall Linux to NTFS partitions, I wouldn't be suprised if it wasn't an option.

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Re: felicia - no option to format as ntfs from installer

Postby lfnfan » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:12 am

I see what you mean.

Thanks for the help!


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