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Old 05-14-2004, 11:45 PM   #1
alejandroye
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Formating Help with RedH


I have redhat in my machine and I installed a second HD that had windows but I want to format from gnome

What I have to do, because every time I go to terminal "root@localhost" the command format or fdisk does not work

I need help please
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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huh? didnt really understand what ur trying to do are u trying to create ntfs/fat32 partions from rh? using 3rd party software like partion magic is better.

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Old 05-15-2004, 12:23 AM   #3
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You can use Linux to make ntfs / vfat / ext3 partitions to name a few. First, it would be nice to know just what type of partition you do want to make. Do you want just one new partition or more?
 
Old 05-15-2004, 07:37 AM   #4
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bleh sorry didnt saw what i was typing in 5am , i ment that the book i readed OReilly - Running Linux - 4th Ed said that creating partions for windows from linux wont work as good as creating them from windows tools like the xp boot disk or partion magic.

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Old 05-15-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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sorry about the poor explanation

That I want is to reformat a new hard drive that I added in my computer, I am runing RH9 and the new hard drive has NTFS partition, but I just want to blank it, format, to clean the new hard drive. I use to use Windows and I know how to do it in windows but now I am working with linux and I would like to get involve with this OS

In windows OS I just select the HD and click right mouse and format or in command prompt I go to the HD that I want to format and type format x: that is it, but the same way I just want to learn what I have to do it with Linux OS
 
Old 05-15-2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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To run fdisk you should become root user su -. You can get alot of information on that from the net or just man fdisk.
If you are more comfy using a GUI tool, there is one called qtparted.

After you create the new partition, you need to format it using mkfs. For example...
mkfs.ext3 /dev/hdb1
or
mkfs.vfat /dev/hdb1
 
  


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