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formatting the hd in rh9

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by daveyp225, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I need to know how to format the hard drive- I only knew how to do it in DOS.. and ive searched and searched and anything that I found, I dont understand (Linux is just a wee bit complicated for me).
    My only solution is to wipe the slate clean and install a new OS.
    How would I go about doing this in redhat 9...
     
  2. codejockey

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    RedHat will allow you to divide your hard drive into partitions. RedHat also provides a default partitioning scheme in case you'd rather not deal with the details. Each partition (except the swap partition) is available for a linux filesystem. RedHat will take care of formatting each partition you decide to use for Linux during the installation. You do not need to do anything prior to installing RedHat.

    There's plenty more to the story, but hopefully this will get you started in the right direction.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. vijayr

    vijayr

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    Hi,

    If you want to install linux again then there is no problem, linux provides automatic partiton and formating of the disk.

    You can use disk Druid , which you get when you insert the first cd of linux

    Vij
     
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