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Old 03-09-2005, 03:48 AM   #1
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format hdd


Hi!

I wanted to add new hard drive. I already know how to partion the drive but doesnt know how to format it. Please Help!

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Old 03-09-2005, 03:54 AM   #2
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Hi jorasmi,

You simply have to make a filesystem on the partition you want to use. Let's say, the partition is adressed via /dev/hda6 and you want to "format" it with reiserfs, you just have to be logged in as root and execute
Code:
mkfs.reiserfs /dev/hda6
For other filesystems, there are similar commands, for example mkfs.ext2 or mkfs.ext3. If you're unsure which filesystem to use, I recommend ReiserFS. It's fast and journaled :-)

Greetings,

Seppel
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Seppel.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:16 AM   #4
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can i also do that on floppy?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:25 AM   #5
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i suppose yes, but try it
 
  


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