* John Torrance <jtorrance(a)ihug.co.nz> [2005-07-02 05:55]:
However, on my main computer, I tried XP (NTFS) and
disasterous results - lost my whole windows disk.
That can’t have much to do with the filesystem. Something must
have touched the Windows partition for whatever reason, but the
filesystem type was not it.
Has anyone successfully dual loaded Ubuntu on an XP
where the XP is NTFS?
I know of various people dualbooting various Windows versions
with various Linux distros, including Windows on NTFS partitions.
There is no reason why it shouldn’t work.
That’s one reason the “partitions” stuff really was invented for, after
all – so you can stick multiple OSes on one machine without them
stepping on each other’s toes.
Alternatively, can one convert NTFS to FAT32?
You don’t want to. FAT blows chunks.
Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>