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Old 10-16-2003, 11:45 PM   #1
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How to format a HD


I just added a new hard disk to my system. What commands do I use to format and partition it?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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cfdisk
it's a nice tool.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
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cat /proc/partitions

find which hd it is

cfdisk (somewhat menubased) or fdisk (completely command line)

cfdisk /dev/hd? (?=what ever the drive is)
or
fdisk /dev/hd?

mkfs -t ext2 /dev/hd?
or
mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hd?

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