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Old 01-17-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Buying new hd


I plan to buy a new hd (ide 40 GB +) when it's installed, before i install Linux, do i have to format it? if so, how do i go about it?

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Old 01-17-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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Your distro will handle that but if you want to create multiple partitions you may want to have something like Slackware and go to fdisk where you can customize your drive.
Which distro are you planning on using and are you planning on having more than just one partition?
 
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Actually, if you already have a working linux installation, you should consider going to a multi-boot system. In which case you would install the drive, go to a terminal and 'sudo fdisk /dev/hdb' assuming your new drive is /dev/hdb. If not, substitute hdb for whatever it happens to be.
Then you will create the partitions you want, shut down and perform your new installation. You might have to make some changes to your bootloader (LILO or Grub) but otherwise you're all set.
 
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:06 PM   #5
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I sugggest you get a 80GB right aways, their only $3 more, or a 160GB for $10-$15 more.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 05:11 PM   #6
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Your distro will handle that but if you want to create multiple partitions you may want to have something like Slackware and go to fdisk where you can customize your drive.
Which distro are you planning on using and are you planning on having more than just one partition?
I plan to install Etch and/or FBSD, Deli Linux, so it will be a multi-boot box.
Thank you all for your prompt answers.
 
  


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