Gparted live CD
I needed to change the file system of a hard disk from ext3 to NTFS for use by Windows. Intuitively, I thought in a Linux envionment, it would involve the steps of fdisk /dev/sda1, delete partitions, create new primary partition, write on partition table, mkfs ntfs /dev/sda1. All the command line steps are not necessary. Just use Gparted live CD, (Gnome Partition Editor) after boot up, two clicks in the GUI can accomplish the tasks. There are other good functions such as resizing partitions and copy partition for the sake of image-backup. A geat discovery. Nice to share in this personal blog.