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Old 01-22-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
jordy22
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Question format hardisk on slackware


hi
i have a problem because i use for 1 week slackware
and before windows xp
i have 2 disk's in /mnt
named
D and E
the partitions are NTFS why did i to that because i have mp3's etc on that disk
and other stuff i dont wanna lose
the problem i have now is i can only read not write to the disks

/mnt/E is empty now how can i format it to ext2 or ext3 whatever ?
can anybody help me thanks
 
Old 01-22-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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first unmout it :

#umount /mnt/E

then format the partition

#mkfs.ext3 /dev/hdxx ( where hdxx ---->the partition you want to format )

then edit your fstab to change the filesystem of that part.

egag
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:01 PM   #3
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If you have both Linux and Windows and want to handle files from either, you'd be better off making it a FAT32 partition rather than NTFS or a Linux-type fs. Windows has an even harder time with non-Windows partitions than Linux does with NTFS. FAT32 is kind of the demilitarized zone.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:25 PM   #4
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digiot
no am usin only slackware
don't use windows on this computer
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:52 PM   #5
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Oh, okay - then you definitely *don't* want FAT32. Not the best filesystem in the world.
 
  


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