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Old 07-04-2006, 06:57 AM   #1
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Minor help with fdisk


This is my first post here, so don't be too harsh

I have installed Fedora Core on PC with 2 disks and want to format second disk with ext3 file system for testing purposes.
How it is done? I have tried fdisk, but there seems too little in manuals way. Which is correct string for formatting?

Which is the standard string for seeing processes?
I want for testing purposes kill some of them and even restart.
Old 07-04-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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To format a disk with ext3 filesystem use this command :
mke2fs -j /dev/hdXX
The -j option is specified here to enable journalling. Replace of course /dev/hdXX with the device you want to format.

Which is the standard string for seeing processes?
You can use the ps command (ps -ef for a full listing). man ps for more info.
Then to kill a process just run the kill command along with its pid.

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