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Old 01-07-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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mkfs after fdisk?

I installed a new harddrive.
created a new primary partition for the harddrive using fdisk.
mount the new harddrive using "mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1"

after that I can use it already?
don't I need to run "mkfs??"

or fdisk automatically assignes a file system "ext2" default
Old 01-07-2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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Yes, you need to make a filesystem for your partition before you can use it with mkfs.


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