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Old 10-27-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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Exclamation Hard disk won't work?

I have a painful issue - my only one with fedora core 6 actually.

I have 3 HDD's. One which fedora installed on and formatted for itself, and 2 that i chose not to have done during the instalation process because I needed the data.

Drives are as follows:
  • /dev/sda 320Gb linux drive (fedora instalation) >>Drive1
  • /dev/sdb 200Gb drive (currently blank with no FS) >>Drive2
  • /dev/sdc 250GB NTFS drive with 2 partitions >>Drive3

Since then I have read off the data (from drive 2) onto my fedora drive (drive1) and wish to reformat the old disks into a linux based file system. The thing is I do not know how to format or mount (I can mount a NTFS partition).

I searched and google spat out a command makefs / mkfs but it does not exist in fedora core.

I have kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 i686 if that helps.

Please help me, I would be very greatful.
Old 10-27-2006, 04:43 AM   #2
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are you sure you are running the commands as root? a normal user wont have access to them. If not I'm sure you can download the appropriate RPMs.

Further more I would use cfdisk to remove the partitions before formatting. Or gParted etc.
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im too lazy to do things on partitions from co0nsole so i use gparted.
easy to use. remember to double check before u do things


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