FedoraForum.org - Fedora Support Forums and Community
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    9

    Fedora - How/what to format hard drive

    New to Linux, what utility can be used to format the hard drive before installing Fedora 9 - and how...?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    /dev/realm/{Abba,Carpenters,...stage}
    Posts
    3,285
    The F9 installer.
    For safer browsing, use OpenDNS nameservers 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

    SELinux User Guide

    AutoPager

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    In your closet
    Posts
    15,605
    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyui
    New to Linux, what utility can be used to format the hard drive before installing Fedora 9 - and how...?

    Thanks.
    The Fedora 9 install process includes partitioning of the drive. What's you plan. Are you installing Fedora only or are you planning on a dual boot with Windows?
    Glenn
    The Bassinator

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    9
    No dual boot, only F9 on the drive.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,348
    Just pop in an install CD and go -- It'll ask you to partition and format your hard-drive, just like a windows install.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    In your closet
    Posts
    15,605
    Yep. As you move through the install process you will get to the partitioning step and you can choose remove all partitions and create default layout.. That should work just fine for you.
    Glenn
    The Bassinator

  7. #7
    stevea Guest
    Some may disagree, but there is a significant group of Fedora users who consider the default disk arrangement that the Fedora installer selects is suboptimal. The installer creates a logical volume manager (LVM) layer. LVM us important to data servers and may even be useful if you have multiple disks devoted to Linux, however it has no significant value and some sdeficiencies for a single disk installation.

    DO use the default for the first o-round, but I would suggest that you play with the setup for a few hours/days then re-install with a ... ~2GB swap partition(see the release notes for size suggestion) , a ~20GB "/" partition and any further space can be assigned to a "/home" or "/opt" partition as you prefer. Swap has it's own format, the others should be ext3 file systems. The "custom disk configuration" option of the installer will allow yo to do this (and a lot more).

    Use the "search" tab when/if you decide to custom config.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    In your closet
    Posts
    15,605
    I don't use LVM either but the default LVM is probably easiest for new users. I agree that later on they can move to a different partitioning scheme, but for now this will get him up and running in the shortest and easiest fashion.
    Glenn
    The Bassinator

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    9
    Thanks everyone.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Venezuela
    Age
    39
    Posts
    120

    Question

    I need to format a Hard Drive with fedora already installed, how can I do it? I want to format it to ext3.
    Last edited by LatinHacker; 27th August 2008 at 08:31 PM. Reason: Spelling error

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ann Arbor
    Age
    50
    Posts
    3,952
    As stated in a lot of other posts use "SystemRescueCd"
    gparted is on it
    http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
    OpenSUSE 13.2-64bit & Scientific Linux 6.6-64bit ( fedora 4 to 11) and 20 on KVM
    My Celestia Downloads

    h t t p ://celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/show_creator_details.php?creator_id=10

Similar Threads

  1. Format Hard Drive
    By juniew in forum Using Fedora
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th April 2008, 12:57 PM
  2. External Hard Drive - USB - how to format?
    By schu777 in forum Hardware & Laptops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13th June 2007, 06:56 PM
  3. Can't format new hard-drive?
    By shep in forum Hardware & Laptops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15th December 2005, 12:04 PM
  4. how to format a usb hard drive in fc3
    By zl2k in forum EOL (End Of Life) Versions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 6th July 2005, 08:20 PM
  5. Format new hard drive
    By buckyweet in forum Hardware & Laptops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th June 2005, 03:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •