Disk troubles (again...)
jvian10 at charter.net
Thu Jan 12 13:11:16 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 04:45 -0800, Chris Norman wrote:
> Hi people,
> How do I format a disk for linux, I tried recovering my 114 gig I was having
> the last lot of troubles with, but I am having problems with that too.
> I tried using parted /dev/hdb then mklabel bsd and then exit, that seemed to
> go well. But then when I tried fdisk -l /dev/hdb, it said there wasn't a
> valid partition table. How do I do this please? I just want 1 ext2 partition
> filling the hole disk.
I don't use parted. (Some do but I never had the need.) Instead I use
1) What I do is run fdisk /dev/hdb and create the partitions the way I
want them. It sounds like all you need is one partition so create it.
Then you should have a partition /dev/hdb1.
fdisk -l should now show it.
2) Format the partition (mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1) will give you an ext3
3) Mount it at the location of your choice
4) Edit /etc/fstab to make it mount when you reboot
Use to your hearts content.
> Chris Norman
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