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Old 06-01-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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creating usable partition

This is something I can not find info on, and I don't want to mess around with and experiment. I have slackware up and running with only a few bugs to work out - don't want to start over.

During the slackware install I partitioned my 20GB hdd as follows:
hda1 - 10GB mounted as / for slackware (reiserfs)
hda2 - 1GB mounted as SWAP parition
hda3 - 9GB nothing -- this is my quesiton

I was originally planned on installing anather distro on the hda3 partition so I left it alone during the slackware install. I have decided to use it with slackware. I want to mount it as /public-storage.

typeing cfdisk - it shows it is a linux partion, type 83 (or is it 82 - not infrom of system right now- wich ever is NOT a swap part.)

typeing - "mount /dev/hda3 /public-storage" yeilds an error about a filesystem type. (i did this as root)

During the setup of slackware, it said it 'formatted' the 2 partitions i used, how can I format hda3 to make it usable? Or is my old DOS 5 days coming out too much? I would like to make it a reiserfs.

Please give me a link or type some good instructions - i want to be carful and not damage/mess with hda1 or hda2.

thanks in advance - tw
Old 06-01-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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Well thats kinda easy fro me because i have made an LFS system. Just I dont know how to make it reiserfs.

But for ext2 or ext3 type this in a terminal as root:

man mkfs

It will tell you what you need to know, I am not sure it supports reiserfs.
after you make the filesystem then create a mount point in /mnt/

next edit the fstab and allow your user to access it.

EDIT: there is a mkreiserfs so i would suggest that.

Last edited by ProtoformX; 06-01-2004 at 12:31 PM.
Old 06-01-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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