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tootal2
24th January 2009, 05:58 PM
Can format a drive to ntfs in fedora 10?

Do i use fdisk then use format like in dos?

thanks

drive info

[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

stoat
24th January 2009, 10:17 PM
Hello tootal2,

You should at least consider a nice partition manager such as GParted in Fedora 10 (yum install gparted) or even the GParted LiveCD (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php) for work like that. It's my favorite partition manager and my preferred way of doing what you are asking about. Otherwise, refer to man mkntfs.

tootal2
24th January 2009, 10:54 PM
Hello tootal2,

You should at least consider a nice partition manager such as GParted in Fedora 10 (yum install gparted) or even the GParted LiveCD (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php) for work like that. It's my favorite partition manager and my preferred way of doing what you are asking about. Otherwise, refer to man mkntfs.

Thanks that worked:)

tootal2
24th January 2009, 11:17 PM
Does the vista partion have to be the first one on the drive?

JohnVV
24th January 2009, 11:21 PM
yes and no
MS will through a fit if it is not ,but the system can be fooled

tasrand
17th October 2009, 06:39 AM
Hello tootal2,

You should at least consider a nice partition manager such as GParted in Fedora 10 (yum install gparted) or even the GParted LiveCD (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php) for work like that. It's my favorite partition manager and my preferred way of doing what you are asking about. Otherwise, refer to man mkntfs.

Thanks for your reply. It answered my questions too.