Originally Posted by Matir
If you want text to preserve it's formatting on here, you can always use the [ code ] tag (remove spaces).
On another note: what command did you try to use to perform the backup? What are you trying to do now? Perform a backup again? I'm a fan of rsync, personally.
I used fdisk to create the whole disk as partiton 1 on what I thought was the 160 GB SATA disk.
I rebooted to go back to Windows and Linux stopped working. I never got to back up the disk. I later learned from a friend (who is always very busy)that the SATA board I was using didn't support Linux. I now have a SATA internal board, RocketRaid 1520 that does support Linux.
I plan to put it into my PC tomorrow. But I want to know the commands to format and parition /dev/sdb drive. I thank you for your quick reply.