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Old 09-17-2003, 02:14 AM   #1
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Format a device in Linux?


I have a harddisk that i want to format to filesystem fat32. Reason is that i need it in my dualboot OS (Windows2000).

What would be the best solution for doing this? Format it in Windows using format command? or formatting it in Linux using .... what command?

Any clues?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 02:28 AM   #2
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The easy way to begin :
1. installed your win2000 first
2. insert your linux cdrom
3. boot from cdrom
4. do the installations.

Linux will ask you to having free space of your win2000 or no, just click yes and define how much you want to give your linux a space. (i am little forget the exactly way, but linux can do it)
 
Old 09-17-2003, 02:58 AM   #3
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Problem is, i dont what to install everything again. Isn't there a way that i can do i from an already installed Linux / Win2000?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 03:05 AM   #4
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Re: Format a device in Linux?

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I have a harddisk that i want to format to filesystem fat32. Reason is that i need it in my dualboot OS (Windows2000).
can you explain a little your post above " need in my dualboot OS"

question:

1. have you installed your linux and windows?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 03:34 AM   #5
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I have both already installed..

1 partition Debian
1 partition Windows 2000
1 partition unformatted vfat

The last one, is the one i what to format so i can use the device in both Windows and debian..

Helps?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 03:41 AM   #6
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so you mean you want to format the last partittion in order both of the OS can use them.
If yes, do it windows.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 03:59 AM   #7
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Use the W2K diskmanager tool to format the FAT32 partition.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 04:37 AM   #8
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Got it... do it in Windows..Thanks for the answers guys..

Diskmanager tool, where can it be found???
 
Old 09-17-2003, 04:40 AM   #9
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ok... got it.. thx for the answers guys..
 
  


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