For GUI environment, you can use nice graphical tool such as
But here I will use bash command to convert my EXT HDD’s NTFS partition to EXT4 partition.
### BE CAREFUL! Delete partition or any wrong COMMAND may erase all of your data! Back up your data at safe location before manage your partition. ###
1. Check device name
$ sudo fdisk -l
This command will let you know which devices are recognized on system.
- Device is:
- Partition is:
2. Manage partition
If you found your device to manage, command with DEVICE,
$sudo fdisk /dev/sdc
You can command m to check all available commands.
You can command p for list of partitions.
First, I delete partition with d.
Second, create partition with n.
I choosed primary partition with nember 1, and default First sector, Last sector.
Just enter/return will choose default values.
Once you finished to manage partition, command w to write.
Now you made your own partition.
But this is not the end. You will need to format partition with your favorite file system to use.
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