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well I have a problem with my current linux installation where it freezes the entire system when I try to write to my external USB 2.0 hard drive. I think it might be a bug with NTFS but I don't want to try copying the files to a EXT4 formatted drive in case of data loss with another freeze.

Can I make a new partition on my drive with Xubuntu 13.10 already installed? I would have to shrink the current one first right? I need to make a NTFS partition and copy over the data I need so I can reinstall a older version of Xubuntu without losing data as I can't write to any USB drives without the system hard freezing.

Here is what was written to the log when it crashed while writing :

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