On Wed, 17 Dec 1997, Chuma Agbodike wrote:
> Hi Gertjan
> One thing still puzzles me that I hope you can clear up for me.
> Supposing I buy a brand new hard disk. IDE, SCSI or whatever.
> To use it, I have to partition it, using a utility like FDISK .
> FDISK writes the MBR and Partition Table. Right ?
Fdisk does the partition table only, use lilo for the MBR.
> If I go and start copying files to any of the partitions, the data can't be
> Because I have to format or initialize the partition before writing to it .
> Right ?
mke2fs is probably prefered here.
> So how come the system can write/read the MBR and partition table ???
Because 99% of harddrives that I've seen are preformated for win 95.
If this doesn't answer your question, it's probably because I didn't ready
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