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 2005,00:32
Can 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 2005,14:47
you 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


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