"How exactly do I go about formatting a linux partition?"
A partition may not be mounted when you format it so the first thing to do is umount the partition. For example if the partition is /dev/hda3 mounted on /winc then:
Then decide what file system you want to use. If you are not sure then I suggest that you use ext2.
Then format the partition:
Last edited by jailbait; 09-16-2003 at 08:00 PM.