When trying to complete my Ubuntu 12.04.1 install I recently received the error message: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. Please choose a different file system, such as ext2." Is it possible to select the ext4 file system for this /home mount, continue with the full Ubuntu install and then change the /home mount to the NTFS file system using the GParted application? The intent of this partition is to enable file sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Thanks in advance.
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I am using /home in a ntfs partiton in order to share data with my windows applications. I am working ubuntu 12.04 lts and up to date don't have any problem.
I make this:
I have a partition for Windows Data in ntfs: named /sda6 but you must use your ntfs partition) Atention this partition must not contain Windows OS! and you must have installed "ntfs-3g".
I Mount this partition in /media (but you can use /mnt too): sudo mkdir /media/whome sudo mount /dev/sda6 /media/whome
Now I copied the directory /home to the directory /media/whome (using cpio instead cp) cd /home/ sudo find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null --sparse -pvd /media/whome/
Now I dismount the partition: sudo umount /media/whome
Now to prevent keep the old home in backup folder: sudo mv /home /respaldo
Now mount the new partition /home: sudo mkdir /home sudo mount /dev/sda6 /home
Now the most important, to mount this partition every boot system: sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bk (security backup) sudo gedit /etc/fstab
and add this line at the end: /dev/sda6 /home ntfs nodev,nosuid 0 2