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Old 04-10-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Cfdisk and NTFS filesystem options


Hi,

I would like to format a pen drive to NTFS, so that a windows machine can use it, but Im unsure of the filesystem option's in Cfdisk. These are the options:

07 HPFS/NTFS
86 NTFS volume set
87 NTFS volume set

I think 07 is probably the right option, but as always when I dont know something, I like to get some advice from LQ members.
 
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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cfdisk doesn't deal with filesystems - set the partition type to x07. Then use mkfs.ntfs
 
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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Oh ok, so cfdisk just partitions. I thought it was able to format the partition too. Thanks for that syg00.

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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Or install gparted from SlackBuilds, it's available for 12.2, and it can create and format partitions:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.2/system/gparted/

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Old 04-10-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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Thanks Brian
 
  


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