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I was trying to install open office 1.1 and I kept getting an error about not having symbolic something or other as I was forced to try to install on a drive that is not my root drive due to lack of space on my root drive. I guess this cant be done?
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb5 2623240 2343060 146924 95% /
/dev/hdd1 1245420 328 1245092 1% /mnt/hdd1
/dev/hda1 1951392 626752 1324640 33% /mnt/hda1
/dev/hdb5 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hdd1 on /mnt/hdd1 type vfat (ro)
/dev/hda1 on /mnt/hda1 type reiserfs (ro)
I see the problem already with hdd1 being vfat.
What is the easiest way to change that to ext2?
Why does FDISK show this if it is vfat?
Disk /dev/hdd: 1281 MB, 1281181696 bytes
64 heads, 63 sectors/track, 620 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4032 * 512 = 2064384 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdd1 1 620 1249888+ 83 Linux
Last edited by Eradicator; 10-29-2003 at 09:17 PM.
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
you don't format a drive AND change it to ext2. however you format it
determines the filesystem, not what fdisk says. linux can ignore the fdisk
filesystem type definitions anyway. to format it ext2, you use mke2fs. for
reiserfs, it's mkreiserfs.