I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 on a 500Gb hard drive. Here is what Ubuntu's Hard Disk analyser is showing me:
I want to release the bulk of Partition 3 (327Gb) which is currently allocated to Windows 7 for Ubuntu. I can shrink that partition using Windows 7 itself and then use GParted to create a new partition there which can be used by Ubuntu. However Partition 3 is currently formatted to NTFS.
So my question is when I create that new partition will GParted automatically reformat to ext3? If not can it remain NTFS and still be used by Ubuntu?
All help gratefully received with thanks.