partitioning a brand new hdd

Asked by Chou on 2006-10-12

i just got a new hard drive. its not even formatted. how do i go about formatting it? i want to install ubuntu on my laptop and i have an idea that just might work, but i want to get this hard drive into FAT32 (or FAT... whichever linux can read AND write)

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Gabriel Puliatti
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Gabriel Puliatti (predius) said : #1

You can use Gparted to format and partition your new HDD.

Chou (superfreak-31) said : #2

what is the code for the file system?

ntfs... vfat... but what is the terminal code for extended3?

Gabriel Puliatti (predius) said : #3

If you want to use FAT, then use vfat. Extended is ext3.

Gabriel Puliatti (predius) said : #4

If you want to use FAT, then use vfat. Extended3 is ext3.

Chou (superfreak-31) said : #5

thanks ^^