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    Format Partition?


    I'm trying to install Slackware on a partition of my hard drive, and need to format the partition into Linux format. Are there any good freeware programs to format an already existing NTFS partition?

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    Simply use the installation tool of slack... its very simple...
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    I like partition Magic. It is really basic and straight forward.
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    you can download knoppix, boot it and go to a terminal in root and start
    Code:
    Qtparted
    thats what i always use for my partitions. or use
    Code:
    parted
    also in knoppix and you can delete partitions qtparted wont
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    Most distros have built-in formating utilities in the installers. Don't worry about it.
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