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    Formatting HD


    Hey guys got another question for yall...

    how do I format the hard rive while I have Linux on it???
    what are the steps...

    thanks

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    If you're running Mandrake (as your avatar info suggests), you can use the Mandrake Control Center's partitioning tool to do whatever you want.
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    Code:
    # mke2fs -j /dev/hda2
    will format the partition hda2 with the ext3 filesystem. Do this as root with the filesystem not mounted. This will erase any data on the partition. Read the man pages for mkfs for more information.
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