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    Formatting harddrive

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    by rlnolen ·

    What is the correct way to reformating a harddrive and fdisking.

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    • #3405322

      Formatting harddrive

      by chainsawz ·

      In reply to Formatting harddrive

      Go to http://www.webtechgeek.com/How2-Format-a-Hard-Drive.htm (remove any spaces that snuck in)

      This site gives details on how to format and fdisk.

      Good luck!!

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        Formatting harddrive

        by rlnolen ·

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      Formatting harddrive

      by hinrgman ·

      In reply to Formatting harddrive

      That can vary depending on your os and exactly what you need to do, please more info

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    • #3405284

      Formatting harddrive

      by thechas ·

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      To some extent, YES.

      I recommend running fdisk, and formatting at least the boot partition from a boot floppy.

      I always use a boot floppy (or CD) for the target operating system. I do this to prevent any compatability issues between the OS, and the version of fdisk.
      Then, I personally look at the cluster size chart for the file system.
      I try to keep from creating a drive that is just larger than the step in clusters.
      (remember, that drive size is in binary, not decimal steps 1K = 1024 bytes)

      As to partitioning, I like to use multiple partitions on larger drives. This allows me to organize files for easy backup, and keeps fragmentation on the boot drive to a minimum.

      For a good article on partitioning philosophy, check outwww.aumha.org

      For details on fdisk, check out the links at http://www.fdisk.com/fdisk

      Chas

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