Format a New Partition

Asked by Ramy Al-AShram

I have installed Ubuntu Server 8.04 in 60GB, and I left the rest of the partition free without any format, now I need to format and configure the rest partition to use it as Network File Sharing, and I am using only command line on the server.

Does any one know how to know how many partition do I have by the command line? Which are used and which not?
How do I format the rest dedicated partition by the command line without effect the main partition.

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Shane Fagan (shanepatrickfagan) said :

Install gparted.
sudo apt-get install gparted
Hope that helps

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Bulat (bulatkjug) said :

Use fdisk:
sudo fdisk

Or parted:
sudo parted

To get usage manual:
man fdisk
man parted

P.S. Googling in such a case helps much faster than asking here. :)

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Ramy Al-AShram (ramyashram) said :

thank you all, i 'v created the partition, but i still need to format and mount it, any idea?

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Shane Fagan (shanepatrickfagan) said :

Fdisk is the command to format partition.
Mount is the command to mount a partition.
Just add the location of the partition to the end of those commands and it should be formated and mounted.

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