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Old 08-24-2005, 06:58 AM   #1
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File System Formatting

Hi All,

In our organization, we have formated hard disks in windows and using it to store files in linux system through USB port. Now I need your help to format the hard disks in ext3 filesystem format. Present file system type is VFAT.

What should I do to format the whole hard disk in ext2 or ext3 File System i.e. formatting conversion from VFAT to ext3?

Thanks in advance.
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mkfs.ext3 /dev/hd(whatever)


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Old 08-24-2005, 07:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for your imm reply... I'll try it out...


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