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Old 03-27-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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formatting a secondary hard drive


I've searched the forums and nothing seems to be answering my question. I would like to know how do I format my secondary hard drive hdb to linux partitions for my file server.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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If your secondary harddrive contains one partition at /dev/hdb1 then to make it ext3 you would run:
Code:
mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1
Or you could use fdisk to split it into multiple partitions and do the above on each partition to make them ext3.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 11:02 AM   #3
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Instead of fdisk, I'd say you use cfdisk.
 
  


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