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Old 07-02-2003, 05:05 AM   #1
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Format HDD


Just an easy question (that I don't know the answer to!), how do you format a HDD from within RH8

I have found my HDD in Harware Browser as hdb .

What do i need to type and where do i tyre it?

Old 07-02-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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First you need to create partitions, might i suggest:
It's very easy to use as far as those types of programs go. Also, if you are a little more aware of your needs, maybe give fdisk a run, fdisk has a great help file (m) within it.

After you create your partition(s) you then create the filesystem(s) with:
For ext3:
mke2fs -j /dev/hdx
Where /dev/hdx is the partition you created.




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