Format hard disk NTFS

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how can i format my hard disk with NTFS system file
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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NTFS is Windows native; you have this in linux group.
What operating system are you using?
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For Ubuntu,
sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs

and check this URL for details:
http://maketecheasier.com/how-to-reformat-an-external-hard-drive-to-ntfs-format-in-ubuntu-hardy/2008/09/29

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I'am using Asterisk server based on linux and I want do format my disk to instal a windows OS.
I have to format my disk with linux command because i cant do that when I boot on windows CD
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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Which Windows OS are you trying to install?  You have the option to partition and format during setup.  What is the problem when trying to do that?

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I try to install windows 7 and as i remember there is no option to do that.
I cant select any partition of my disk, to install my OS, cause theire file system ,and i cant format them  
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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Are you trying to wipe the drive or install as dual-boot with something else?
Setup does gives you the option to partition and format.

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I'am trying to delete all partions and install MS7
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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In the setup you can delete the partitions and Windows will create a new one using the entire disk.  Or if you want to have different partitions, you can create yourself.
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thanks for all,
I proceeded like that but I remember that an error appears when I click to format.
I will retry next time because  unfortunately i cant do that now .
select advanced drive options in the setup and you can select format.
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I'm not a LINUX guy, but I'm pretty sure you need to remove the GRUB (Boot Loader) before you can get started with your Windows install.

This has been asked/answered a lot on EE, including here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Q_23475263.html

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You need to remove boot partition from disk to get rid on this issue.

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@upanwar,
Please note that the information was already given in my post.

Telling someone to "remove boot partition" is not useful advice - unless you give them some additional information for how to perform the action/function.

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