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Hi I'm new to linux and currently running UBUNTU 64 BIT but have tried putting mandriva 2006 32bit on and it comes up with error 17 how do you fdisk/format ...
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    how do you use fdisk/format in linux


    Hi I'm new to linux and currently running UBUNTU 64 BIT but have tried putting mandriva 2006 32bit on and it comes up with error 17 how do you fdisk/format with linux is it just the same as windows xp or are they different commands any help would be welcome as I've just got 7 different linux's in the post and dying to try them thanks in advance T

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    hi linuxnewbie1961
    You can use
    Code:
    cfdisk
    command if that helps.
    it looks like that
    Code:
                                     cfdisk 2.12r
    
                                  Disk Drive: /dev/hda
                           Size: 164696555520 bytes, 164.6 GB
                 Heads: 255   Sectors per Track: 63   Cylinders: 20023
    
        Name        Flags      Part Type  FS Type          [Label]        Size (MB)
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        hda1        Boot        Primary   NTFS             []              62972.75
        hda5                    Logical   Linux ext3                       47188.44
        hda6                    Logical   Linux swap / Solaris              2097.45
        hda2                    Primary   Linux ext3       [/boot]           106.93
        hda3                    Primary   Linux LVM                        52329.24
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
         [Bootable]  [ Delete ]  [  Help  ]  [Maximize]  [ Print  ]
         [  Quit  ]  [  Type  ]  [ Units  ]  [ Write  ]
    
                     Toggle bootable flag of the current partition
    I would recommend you some graphical program for partitioning like GParted or QTParted.

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    thanks for that so do I use the windows 98 floppy that I use with windows xp or something else if so what

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    no boot into Ubuntu.open a terminal(program liko MS-DOS but much more powerfoul )and type
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    sudo cfdisk

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    how? do i do that ?

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    Hi I'm new to linux and currently running UBUNTU
    So you are using ubuntu.Boot into ubuntu and than open terminal or console.
    Type
    Code:
    sudo cfdisk
    .But for newbies is much easyer to use programs like GParted.You can get by typing
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gparted

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    thick as pigs springs to mind when you are telling me this how do i do it

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    so you wish that i would explain you step by step what to do?

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    yes please that would be a great help

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    ok you have installed ubuntu.Probably you have a bootloader installed too.Select Ubuntu in your boot loader and that will boot it.So like i see you are complete newbie ill recomend you to use graphic program for partitionin,formatting etc.Open your application menu>accesories>terminal
    type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo will register you as root
    apt-get is a package manager
    than when update fnishes type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gparted
    gparted is a program for partitionong easy to use..
    after that type in terminal
    Code:
    sudo gparted
    that will run gparted

    was i clear enaugh?
    please tell me if you need more info

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