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Old 14th January 2006, 10:44 AM
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FORMAT , FDISK or any other type of disk util in Fedora 3

Please could anyone tell me why both Fdisk and Format seem not to be available for me on FEDORA3

I get no such command when I try any of them.

Any package I need to install to get these two fairly important commands as I need to add a new drive and have no tools to help me.

If there are any graphical interfaces to download somehwere please let me know.

Please don't ask me to reboot using CD1 as I am working on the server remotely using a Xserver type app.

Greatly appreciated.
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Old 14th January 2006, 10:46 AM
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Linux is case sensitive, the command is "fdisk", not "Fdisk" or "FDISK". You must be root to use it.
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Old 14th January 2006, 11:07 AM
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As you can see from the log below I am root and I am typing in the right case.... no joy - I am going crazy!


[groov@gold ~]$ su
Password:
[root@gold groov]# fdisk
bash: fdisk: command not found
[root@gold groov]# format
bash: format: command not found
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Old 14th January 2006, 12:07 PM
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Try /sbin/fdisk
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Old 14th January 2006, 12:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eliw
[groov@gold ~]$ su
Password:
[root@gold groov]# fdisk
bash: fdisk: command not found
When you su'ed to root you should add a '-' like this.

Code:
su -
That will get you root's environment which has /sbin in the path. Or, doing it the way you did you can type /sbin/fdisk.

As for format, you might want to look at mkfs for creating a file system.

man mkfs
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Old 14th January 2006, 02:56 PM
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Thank you guys.

This was helpful. Its all there now.
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