creating an partition / formatting hd
Forum: Linux and Free Software
Topic: creating an partition / formatting hd
started by: A jerk
Posted by A jerk on Oct. 12 2005,00:32Can anyone tell me what is the *format command in the terminal if i want to format a drive?
and also. how can i create partitions in my harddrive?
any help is appreciated.
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Oct. 12 2005,14:47you can use fdisk, cfdisk, or sfdisk to create and manage partitions.
mkfs.<your filesystem here> should format the partition.
i.e. mkfs.vfat for vfat/fat32, mkfs.ext2 for ext2, etc