Can I install Linux on NTFS partition?

No. NTFS doesn’t support Linux file permissions so you can’t install a Linux system on it.

Can Linux run on NTFS?

You don’t need a special partition to “share” files; Linux can read and write NTFS (Windows) just fine.

Can I install Linux Mint on NTFS partition?

Re: Formating Linux Mint to NTFS

Boot to Live Mint, then format the drive as NTFS using GParted. Your best bet is to install Windows first as you say- let it do what it wants to do (scrap the Linux installation for now). Once it is installed, reboot to Live Mint, then run the installation.

Can I install Linux on a partition?

You can install linux on a separate partition but last time I checked Linux usually doesn’t use NTFS as its default file system so you would need to have a special linux only partition on your hard drive.

Can I install Linux on FAT32 partition?

FAT32, NTFS or any other format, it doesn’t matter to the Ubuntu installer, it will format the Ubuntu partition(s) to ext4 by default.

How do I permanently NTFS a partition in Linux?

Linux – Mount NTFS partition with permissions

  1. Identify the partition. To identify the partition, use the ‘blkid’ command: $ sudo blkid. …
  2. Mount the partition once. First, create a mount point in a terminal using ‘mkdir’. …
  3. Mount the partition on boot (permanant solution) Get the UUID of the partition.

Is Linux FAT32 or NTFS?


File System Windows XP Ubuntu Linux
NTFS Yes Yes
FAT32 Yes Yes
exFAT Yes Yes (with ExFAT packages)
HFS+ No Yes

Can I install Linux on exFAT?

1 Answer. No, you can’t install Ubuntu on an exFAT partition. Linux does not support the exFAT partition type yet. And even when Linux does support exFAT, you still won’t be able to install Ubuntu on an exFAT partition, because exFAT does not support UNIX file permissions.

What filesystem does Linux Mint use?

If you want to use it in Mint and Windows, it would need to be NTFS or exFAT. If only Mint, the Ext4, XFS, Btrfs, are all good choices. Ext4 is the file system most users would choose.

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