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Old 06-11-2004, 07:24 AM   #1
ahimsel08
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disk errors... need to reformat


i have 2 SCSI hard disks on my redhat 9 computer. 1st disk has everything, /boot, grub, /, everything, the second used to have a back up of my website files. but it got an error on it for some reason... i was wondering how i would go by reformatting and partitioning it? to use it again as a backup disk.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 01:14 AM   #2
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cfdisk to partition

Example:
cfdisk /dev/sdb

mkfs to format

mkfs -t filesystem_type partition

Example:
mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdb1
 
  


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