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Old 07-17-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Creating partitions in Linux.


Well, I'm starting to become low in disk space, on my linux partition, so I wanted to create another partition. I have lots of un partitioned space.

I was wondering how I would go about creating a fat32 *i want it to be seen in windows too*, partition, within linux.

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Old 07-17-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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Well, you would partition the drive (create a partition from unused space) using either fdisk or cfdisk.

When you create the partition, you can specify the file system type. Here, select FAT32.

Then, to format the partition as FAT32 (commonly called VFAT), use the command:

"mkfs -t vfat /dev/hdb1"

Replace /dev/hdb1 with your partition name/number. Take a look at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=41 for more information.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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okay thanks, but the fdisk command seems to do nothing?
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:30 PM   #4
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Try following it with a drive, like /dev/hda or /dev/hdb and do it as root.
fdisk /dev/hda
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:34 PM   #5
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I've tried...all I get is bash: fdisk: command not found
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:43 PM   #6
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I cannot find it at all...is it possible fdisk is not installed? Where can I get it?
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:48 PM   #7
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doh, okay haha...I seem to have to execute /sbin/fdisk

That works.

Now I need to create a partition from unused space :|

I don't want to mess anything up..
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:49 PM   #8
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there is a program called qtparted which is just like partition magic

http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-17-2004, 08:20 PM   #9
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Okay, sweet. I resized my windows drive, to something way smaller...so I now want to create a partition with the 15 gb of free space. I resized it with qtparted...worked great...but when I right click on the /dev/hda-1 which is free space...it wont let me click on any of the options *like create*. I can only click on properties.

What do I do now?
 
  


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