Originally posted by Dunadan1821
I am trying to format my secondary hd through terminal. I looked on the web and every thing I could find said to use the "format" comand. I also read about mkfs to format a single partition. When I try to use them I get the message "bash doesnt recognize the command. Maybe I need a specific flag? any help would be great!
That would be mkfs.ext3 /dev/hd??
or mkfs.reiserfs /dev/hd??
you have to add the file system you want used to the end of the mkfs command. You would of course replace the ?? with the drive letter and partition number of the partition to be formatted. If the drive is unpartitioned then you are looking for the cfdisk
(cfdisk /dev/hd? replacing the question with the drive letter to be partitioned) command to partition the drive then you have to format.