On 8/3/05, Colin O'Keeffe <ilugcolin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I got a Samsung 40gig HD for my linux server just for backing up.
>> Now, I have the drive in, do I use fdisk to format it?
You can use fdisk to partition the drive (cfdisk has a nicer
interface, and qtparted has an even shinier fully graphical interface
with a bunch of extra features)
Then you use tools like mkfs.ext2 mkfs.vfat and so on to actually
format it. qtparted can also act as a front end to these tools and
might be the easiest way for you to get the job done.
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