Re: How to set up the portable hard drive
On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 9:07 PM, lina <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM, Wolodja Wentland <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 20:46 +0800, lina wrote:
>>> On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 8:36 PM, Wolodja Wentland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> > On Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 19:14 +0800, lina wrote:
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Could you give us the output of
>>> >> >
>>> >> > # fdisk -l /dev/sda
>>> > Sorry, I meant "fdisk -l /dev/sdb"
>>> # fdisk -l /dev/sdb
>>> Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204885504 bytes
>>> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525167 sectors
>>> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
>>> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
>>> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
>>> Disk identifier: 0xa9a5ecc3
>>> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
>>> /dev/sdb1 63 1953520127 976760032+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
>> Ok, that is fine. One thing you might want to consider is to create two
>> partitions on the drive. That would allow you to use the first with an ext3/4
>> filesystem for Debian and the other with an vfat filesystem for Debian, MS
>> Windows and OSX.
> That's exactly what I wished for.
> but I felt I made another silly decisions couple of minutes ago, I
> tried to feed the hard drive a bit,
> so I am transferring some data into it.
>> You can use, cfdisk, fdisk, parted and other programs to partition. cfdisk is
>> probably easier to user use than fdisk and you can run it with "cfdisk
>> /dev/sdb" -- Delete the existing partition and create two new (primary) ones.
>> Something like 950GB for ext4 and the rest for vfat might make sense, but that
>> depends on your usage.
cfdisk there is a bootable option, do I need give a partiation for
bootable here? if I need, what's the recommended size?
Here, boot means, boot the driver? I feel I don't need.
>> You can then create the ext3/4 filesystem (on /dev/sdb1) with the commands I
>> mentioned in my other post and the vfat one with "mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb2". You
>> find mkfs.vfat in the dosfstools package.
> I will try. Thanks very much.
>> Wolodja <email@example.com>
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> Best Regards,