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Old 08-26-2003, 02:47 AM   #1
d3fault_dot_xbe
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What is command to format HDD on Knoppix 3.2?


i'm only using Knoppix to format my HDD because stoopid XP is giving me errors when i try to reformat.

so how would i go about formatting my HDD on Knoppix 3.2??

.... Do i type something in the Konsole??

edit from 4 years later: god damn I was stupid.

Last edited by d3fault_dot_xbe; 03-02-2007 at 03:04 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 02:50 AM   #2
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What filesystem do you want to format it to?

Welcome to LQ

And what partitions are you looking to format on the drive? Or if it's "all of em" then post up what you get when you type:
/sbin/fdisk -l

And tell us which drive you want to format.

The short:
mkfs -t FILESYSTEM /dev/hdxx
Where FILESYSTEM is the filesystem you want, and /dev/hdxx is the partition(s) you want to format.

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Old 08-26-2003, 12:12 PM   #3
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um.... i think its partion02 , but i know its my C:/
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:15 PM   #4
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i'm not exactly sure wtf a filesystem is, but i think its NTFS. ( i know my HDD is NTFS but i'm just not sure if thats a filesystem)
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:15 PM   #5
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Filesystems HOWTO

# Partitioning
Linux Partition HOWTO
Rute - Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting

# How are the hard drives partitioned
fdisk -l

# How much free/used drive space
df -h

# Pre-installation guides
GNU/Linux pre-installation checklist
The Pre-Installation Help File


Last edited by fancypiper; 08-26-2003 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:52 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by d3fault_dot_xbe
i'm not exactly sure wtf a filesystem is, but i think its NTFS. ( i know my HDD is NTFS but i'm just not sure if thats a filesystem)
Do you want it to have another NTFS filesystem on it, or did you want it to have a Linux filesystem? Check out the link provided by Fancypiper so you can get a feel for a Filesystem, and then feel free to respond back.

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