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BmxFace 07-03-2003 05:18 PM

slack9.0 install question
when im installing. how long should it take to do a quick format on a new HDD for 40 gigs?

contrasutra 07-03-2003 05:23 PM

About 5-10 minutes depending on how fast your harddrive is.

But if its a new drive, you shouldn't have to format it. You can just update the partition information. Which takes seconds.

trickykid 07-03-2003 07:03 PM

Moved: We have a Slackware specific forum.

darin3200 07-03-2003 08:39 PM

I've formated a 40 gig 7200rpm with ext3 in under five minutes. It doesn't take long at all.

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