Re: How to partition and format external disk to ext3
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> I bought an external disk (1 BT) and I am only connecting it to a
> Debian box, not window. Is it a good idea to re-fomat it by ext3?
Yes. I consider ext3 to be more reliable than the vfat or ntfs that are
typically used for preformated disks.
> anyone done it?
I guess there are millions of users who have formated ext3 before ;-)
> What is the procedure and commands to do it? Anything
> I should be aware of not demage it?
If there are no data on this disk, there is no danger of damaging it. If
there are data you are concerned about, you should have a backup of that
Just run 'mke2fs -j /dev/<name of the partition>'
Make sure that you get <name of the partiton> right or you will reformat
a different (important?) partition. <name of the partition> typically is
something like 'sdb1'
'man mke2fs' has the documentation.
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