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Old 11-08-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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formating 120gb external hard drive to ext2 is it possible?


I was wondering if it was possible to use the fdisk command and delete the ntfs partiton i currently have on my external 120gb hard drive and replace with a new one or maybe more than one maybe a few using the ext2 filesystem?

Also can this cause my system to lock up when i use the mke2fs command?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you have this external hardrive unmounted. if it mounted umount it now. find the location of your external drive: e.g: /dev/hdx. now run mkfs.ext2 /dev/hdbx and you'll be fine.

hope this helps,
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Old 11-08-2003, 07:30 PM   #3
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Well what about using multiple partitions would it really matter seeing how i want to use it for just a back-drive?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 02:22 PM   #4
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use cfdisk.
 
  


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