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Old 07-03-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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slack9.0 install question

when im installing. how long should it take to do a quick format on a new HDD for 40 gigs?
Old 07-03-2003, 05:23 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:39 PM   #4
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I've formated a 40 gig 7200rpm with ext3 in under five minutes. It doesn't take long at all.


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