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NTFS or Fat32 partition on CentOS6

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Hello,

I am making a linux VPS, but I need the VPS file(.vhd - hyperv) to have a small partition that windows can natively read/modify. Can someone please help with instructions on how to create an ntfs or fat32 partition on CentOS 6 for someone not experienced with linux partitioning?

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If you have your disk or partition available (you can use cfdisk or fdisk or parted, depends on what your disk is configured as), you can format with following:

For FAT32:

mkfs -t vfat /dev/partition-device-name

For NTFS, though it could've changed in the mean time:

mkntfs -Q /dev/partition-device-name  --- For NTFS

It might be that you need to install ntfs-3g before you're able to format in NTFS

Install NTFS-3G :

# yum install ntfs-3g  -y

Fuse might be interesting as well for mounting the NTFS:

# yum install fuse -y

When all this is done, you might need to mount the NTFS/FAT32 partition/disk??
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