I wasn't saying that you had to format as in the dos command format c:\ or what not. (I wasn't really sure what I was saying) But I think I was saying that if you create a partition using a program like fips or something similar to it, you have to have that partition set for a particular filesystem, like for example if I had a 2 gb partition with the fs ext3 but I wanted to have a fat32 partition I would simply have to delete the ext3 partition and more space would be re-allotted to the fat32 partition that already existed. Would that really change if your entire HD was set for ext2/ext3? I would assume you would have to do a dos format from a dos boot disk, or run some type of partition program that would change the fs to fat32 but that would basically be a "format?? But I don't know that for sure because all I have is RH installed on a 1.1gb partition and windoze and it's programs installed on a 3.2gb partition.
please forgive me if this is totally inaccurate, because I only have a limited knowledge of HDs..
Oh, and one other thing, how could a piece of software change the architecture of a piece of hardware, if I run linux it isn't going to change the architecture of my processor. If it was changing the architecture of a HD wouldn't it be changing cylinder/head numbers, etc, and I highly doubt a home user could do that without some sort of specialized machine...
Last edited by justiceisblind; 04-13-2002 at 12:39 AM.