After having my own server at home for a year now I am ready to take the step and replace my windows server 2008 environment with Ubuntu. My server's hard drive is partitioned into three partitions, one for the OS and two for data of different kinds.
My biggest concern about this change is how it will affect the other partitions on my server, the ones holding the data.
Since they are NTFS partitions I am afraid that my data will be unreachable from Ubuntu or that the partitions will have to be reformatted due to the installation of Ubuntu.
Any help is much appreciated.
Current setup is like this:
No raid, one physical disk of 500GB
partition 1 - NTFS - Operating system and software
parition 2 - NTFS - Storage, mainly data related to webserver/mailserver, short term storage.
partition 3 - NTFS - Storage, larger data for long term storage.