LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-25-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
Mr. G
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Stouffville, Ontario
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Help Me!! Need help formatting my Hard Drive


im a new Linux user and am having trouble figuring out how to format my hard drive for Slackware 10.2 and also with OpenSUSE 10.1. Help!!
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
jxi
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Richmond VA
Distribution: Slackware 11 -- CentOS 4.4
Posts: 115

Rep: Reputation: 15
ok, linux has fdisk, cfdisk and other utilities...

But, first, how far have you progressed in your install(s)?

I.e., is any of SuSe or slackware installed already?

Is there anything on the drive you need to save?
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:28 AM   #3
Mr. G
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Stouffville, Ontario
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ive downloaded the iso's of the internet and checked them for corruption. I have also burned the Cd's. Nothing needs to be saved and i haven't installed the OS's yet.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
jxi
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Richmond VA
Distribution: Slackware 11 -- CentOS 4.4
Posts: 115

Rep: Reputation: 15
ok, both slack and suse have partitioning software for use during install built in. Go with Suse first because it's a bit more user-friendly in the interface. There are different schemes for partitioning but a basic one to start with is:
/dev/hda1 /boot 75MB
/dev/hda2 / 3GB
/dev/hda3 swap twice_your_ram
/dev/hda4 <- make this "linux extended" (i think it's type 85) and then add as many addtional partitions in this as you need.
(rest of disk) leave for other install

get one distro running, and then inside it run a partition tool on the rest of the disk to prepare for the second install.

Actually LVM is better than going with an "extended " partition but that's a complete lesson in itself.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:57 AM   #5
Mr. G
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Stouffville, Ontario
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks! Helped a lot!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Formatting this hard drive bellaterror Linux - Hardware 9 06-24-2006 10:00 AM
Formatting hard drive Sparkfist Linux - General 9 05-24-2006 09:18 PM
Formatting a Hard Drive dudeman41465 Linux - Software 3 10-13-2005 04:09 PM
Hard-drive formatting kc0bus Linux - Newbie 5 07-02-2005 12:14 PM
Formatting hard drive... Linux~Powered Linux - Hardware 1 02-09-2004 04:13 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration