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Re: small laptop with only floppy drive



On Friday 08 April 2005 19:20, Brandon Richards wrote:
> i just want to format the hard drive so i can start all over is there
> a way to do this in knoppix?  i tried format /dev/hda but it doesnt
> work.  please help.

Try 'fdisk -l /dev/hda' this will print the partitions info of the hard drive.
This is just to check that hda is working.

To format do:
'mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda'
this will format the hardisk to ext3. If you want reiserfs just write 
'mkfs.reiserfs /dev/hda'

kfir

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