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Re: [SLUG] Formatting HD without image
- To: Rod <rod@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Formatting HD without image
- From: Anand Kumria <wildfire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Dec 9 17:02:02 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 04:27:24PM +1100, Rod wrote:
> I am playing around with a PC where I installed Linux RH 7.3 so I can learn more about it at which it was my first time at, and many things went wrong.
> What I am now trying to do is re-format the HD to start again from scratch but I do not have a clue how this should be done. I read somewhere a command I needed to type in which I did and it came up saying there is no image to support this format command.
The command under Linux is mkfs; there are a number of variants for
different file systems (mke2fs, mkreiserfs, etc.).
As you are starting out I recommend you use mke2fs
> I then decided to remove the HD and put it in a removable draw on another PC of mine but now it won't show the HD in my explorer. I went into the bois and it shows the HD in there but when I start windows 98 up on this other PC and go back into the explorer, it is not there.
Windows 98 probably isn't setup to understand the filesystem(s) on the
disk. Similiar to it having problems when looking at a Windows NT disk.
You'll need to use fdisk to list and delete the partitions; however all
of this should be unneccessary. You ought to be able to (re)install from
CD without problems.
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