General :: Format A Buffalo Drive To EXT3 To Work With Humax PVR?

Mar 28, 2011

how to reformat my Bufalo USB drive to EXT3 format so that I can use it as a secondary drive for my Humax PVR. I am a new user to both Linux Ubunto and Gparted I have downloaded Gparted and connected the external drive to my laptop which is running Ubunto and can see the external drive I have never partitioned or formatted a drive before.

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Ubuntu :: Format Pen Drive Into An Ext3 Filesystem?

Mar 6, 2010

I was running ubuntu as a live cd and I wanted to format my pen drive into an ext3 filesystem. I put in sudo mkfs /dev/sda1, but know im thinking that sda1 was my HDD!! I removed the cd from my computer, and it wont boot up into windows anymore!The only thing that is giving me hope is that the mkfs took about 1 min to format whatever it was formatting (my pen drive or my hdd!!) and my hdd is 500gb big. Is there anyway that I could have accidentaly formatted my HDD?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Hard Drive Install - Format It To Ext3 Filing System?

Mar 20, 2010

I have a 160Gig and a 40 Gig drive.I would like to install the system on the 160 Gig, and use the 40 Gig drive as a storage for backups or whatever.It appears in the installation process that I am required to use a mount point, which would then turn the drive over to the root system, which would not allow it to be totally available to me.I just want to format it to ext3 filing system.Coffeecat, if you are out there and see this, strange things are happening to the 40 Gig drive - it says it is using 2 gig, but it is totally empty of all system files, hidden files, trash, etc. and it is being imaged in the media folder in root. I believe I have messed this install up to the point of no return and think I should go ahead and start over.

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Slackware :: Buffalo 1 TB Usb Drive / Single Or Mult Partitions?

Dec 22, 2010

just got myself an external usb drive and I'm wondering if its more efficient to have a single partiton or multiple partition on it. Will only be storing music and backups here, also what filesystem would you recommend?

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General :: Format A USB Hard Drive To Vfat Format But Can't?

Sep 15, 2010

I need some assistance in trying to format a USB hard drive to vfat format but can't seem to do so. I am currently using RHEL 5.3. I have tried the following commands and they all come back as "command not found"

mke2fs vfat /dev/sc1
fdisk vfat /dev/sdc1
mkfs.vfat /dev/sdc1

What am I doing incorrectly?? Can someone please point me in the right direction??

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General :: Reformat An Ext3 Drive To A Windows Drive?

Mar 26, 2010

I have an external drive which is formatted for Linux (ext3) and want to re-format it to use it under windows. I have no data on the disk that I need, just want to re-format so I can use it for a backup for my windows7 laptop.

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General :: Mounting Ext3 Formatted Drive?

Feb 16, 2011

I am trying to install a harddisk, which is already formatted as ext3, into my Qnap NAS box. The web interface of the NAS box shows, that the harddrive has been detected, but I am not able to mount any of its partitions.This is the output from fdisk -l:

Code:
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders

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Fedora :: Format To Use - Ext3 - Ext4 - XFS - For My SSD ?

May 25, 2010

I'm currently using Ubuntu, but just ordered a new SSD (64GB) & plan to install Fedora on it- but just have a few questions...

- What is Fedora's position on MONO & MoonLight?

- I will be leaving /home on my 600+ BGB HDD, but root, /usr & swap will be on my SSD- will there be any potential issues?

- What format should I use (Ext3, Ext4, XFS...) for my SSD?

- Any recommendation of rpm repo's I should add?

- Will FGLRX work with FC13 or FC12

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Format USB Disk With Ext3

May 13, 2010

I want to format an USB disk with ext3. If I do this with gparted, it will be formatted, but I cannot write to it. Reading is no problen, at least it shows the lost+found folder. I guess its a problem with access rights. It would be sufficient if user "papa" would have access on one ubuntu karmic machine. But I cannot solve this graphically. The purpose of the operation is to be able to copy my /home directory onto the USB disk as a backup, before I upgrade to the current version of Ubuntu. FAT32 is no option as some files are too long.

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Hardware :: Cannot Format Extended Partition As Ext3

Nov 23, 2010

Today I add hard disk and tried to make partion tion as extended. but i could not format it as ext3. and I could not also access the drive
using fidsk /dev/sdb1. It rerurns error as: /dev/sdb1 unable to read .

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Server :: Format Ext3 Fs On A Partition That Is Under Lvm Image ?

Sep 14, 2009

I have a lv image = /dev/vg0/server01. I create a partition using fdisk /dev/vg0/server01. Now, i have a partition under lv image = /dev/vg0/server01p1. how do i format /dev/vg0/server01p1 to ext3, it seems that the system doesn't recognize the partition under /dev. the purpose of this is to fully restore filesystem on domU (xen).

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General :: Sharing An Ext3/ext4 Partition On External Drive?

Aug 30, 2011

is there a way of sharing an ext3/ext4 formatted partition on an external USB drive between different users (uids) on different Linux machines without creating a group for this purpose, setting the group ownership of the partition to this group and adding each respective user to the group on every machine?This would mean that I need to have root privileges on every machine... which I may not have in some cases.I'm using the partition to store the code I'm developing on Linux and I would like the option to be safe... if possible.I could use a vfat partition but then I have no control of the rw rights + I cannot develop directly in the dir: I would always have to tar.gz the directory, extract, work, tar.gz, copy to the external drive.

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General :: Unable To Mount Ext3-formatted USB Drive / Solution For This?

Nov 25, 2009

Running Debian Squeeze, I used gparted to wipe the fat partition on a 8GB USB thumbdrive, and repartitioned it with ext3. Everything goes fine, and gparted and fdisk -l both show the correct partition, but I can't seem to mount it, and automount in gnome fails as well.code...

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General :: Formatting Western Digital External Drive To EXT3?

Sep 15, 2010

I am wondering if any of you technical guys would be willing to format my Western Digital external USB 1.5 TB Hard Drive to Linux EXT3. I am naturally happy to pay for your time and trouble and for postage. The WD drive is for storing video footage and will be connected to my Humax Freesat HD Digital TV Box(not a computer), and the Humax Box will only record high deffination programmes in EXT3 format. I've tried to do the job myself with my PC, but have failed to change my system to format in Linux.

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General :: Buffalo Wireless-adapter For Linux

Aug 12, 2010

Buffalo's NfinitiTM Wireless-N Ultra-Compact USB 2.0 Adapter!!Do any of you having this working in Linux?

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Fedora :: Copy Files In Ftfs Drive To Ext3 Drive?

Dec 4, 2009

i want copy files in ftfs drive to ext3 drive. how am I do this?

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General :: How To Format A Pen Drive

Aug 3, 2011

My pendrive has become read only. I want to format it using Linux - how do I do that?

If I run mkfs.vfat devsdc1, it doesn't work.

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General :: Format Pen Drive To Ext 3?

Jan 22, 2011

I have a Foxsat receiver/recorder. It allows me to take of programs to a pen drive up to 4GB. Well actually that is pretty useless when a film comes along. I was told to make my pen drive into an ext3 from a Linux OS. I have now OpenSuse 64bit. HOw can I format my pen drive and make it into an EXT3

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General :: Label And Format USB Drive?

Jun 16, 2010

I have a USB thumb drive that I just partitioned using the 'fdisk' utility in Linux. Now I am trying to learn the command that will allow me to format the drive as 'fat32' while also setting the disk label on the device as "ocz_usb" when the drive gets mounted. Does anyone know the command I would use that will format the USB drive and properly set the disk label at the same time?

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General :: How To Format Readonly Iso9660 USB Drive

Mar 7, 2011

I have usb drive its file system readonly ISO9660. How to format it ?It always says "Readonly FS"

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General :: Label A Drive During The Format Command?

Dec 18, 2009

I use to know this command but lost it and did not note the entire command on my Linux cheat sheet. Someone once showed me a simple very easy command I could use to simple format a USB flash drive as FAT32 and in the same command also name the label of the drive.I have the device /dev/sdc1 and I am formatting this as FAT32 so it's compatible across multiple systems but also want the drive to have the name 'my_usb'.

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General :: External Hard Drive Will Not Format?

Nov 4, 2010

I have a Seagate external hard drive and I want to use it to back up my home server since it runs Ubuntu 6.10 and the upgrade to 10.10. My problem is that I am not able to format the drive to use it. I can not change the permissons or if I try to format I have all sorts of trouble. I have tried doing it on the home server running 6.10 and another pc running 10.10 and had no luck. Is there a better way? I have even tried chmod and chown with no luck.

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Sep 15, 2010

I added new hard drive on a machine running linux redhat linux 5 and I need to define and format this drive to be usable.

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General :: How To Format An External Hard Drive

Feb 27, 2010

I have a 250 GB external hard drive formatted with Windows NTFS file type.How do I format it to use linux and what file type is best. I'm done with Windows so that is not a concern.

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General :: Possible To Format System Drive As NTFS?

Feb 2, 2010

Is it possible to format a Fat32 Ubuntu system drive to ntfs leaving the program and data undisturbed? I created a gparted liveCD and used it to format a slave drive to ntfs. It worked perfectly. Can the gparted liveCD be used on the master drive similarly without destroying the existing files on it?

AMD 1700 2.66ghz, 1gb memory, 80gb HDD plus 60gb HDD, Nvidia TNT2 AGP Video, DVD +/-RW, running Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 Standard Desktop installation

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General :: Recovering 1Tb Ext3 With Fsck.ext3?

May 20, 2011

I Tarred and GZipped most of the data on one 1Tb partition and stuck the archives on a second 1Tb partition on a separate disk. I then proceeded to format the first partition with NTFS (from Linux.) The only problem is that I completely forgot that I had a CD drive and formatted sdc1 instead of sdd1! I began doing a full NTFS format and after a minute or two I cancelled it and decided to do a quick format. I then realized my mistake. I managed to find a copy of the superblock and began trying to recover the disk. fsck -t ext3 recognized the partition as NTFS but I luckily didn't have fsck.ntfs installed so it didn't touch it. I managed to get it working with fsck.ext3 (with -b,-B and -y) fsck.ext3 didn't mind that it was an NTFS partition.

Roughly how long will this take? It's running from Knoppix within a virtual machine to a USB hard drive which is 100% full. Days? Being that for a few minutes I attempted a full format am I going to end up with a bunch of corrupted archives? If I do end up with file corruption can anyone recommend a way of recovering the data / sorting it out? Is it likely to be just a few old files that are corrupt (It's my understanding that filesystems like to keep files in the same area on the disk to minimize the amount of head travel.) This might just be wishful thinking but as the filesystem fills up will ext3 put the newer files towards the end of the disk? If so then I'm hoping that a full NTFS format starts at the beginning of the disk.

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General :: Format A Hard Drive In Order To Install?

Apr 15, 2010

how do i format a hard drive in order to install linux,The following errors are displayed during installation:"VolGroup01" not found followed by could not find filesystem '/dev/root

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General :: Imminent Drive Failure And Low Level Format?

Jan 5, 2010

i had encounter 1 of my pc ide harddisk suddenly failed.it shows me imminent drive failure, replace by new disk, backup your data. this message shows at boot or startup during bios process.there was ntfs c/d drive partition and i install windowsxp+ubuntu over windows as testing purpose. running fine slowly i found the hard disk response very slow. at last it is dead.now it shows hard disk via various utilities like gparted, booting.but i want to know, can we do low level formatting, what are the benefits of this. what tools r best to do recovery hard disk or repair harddisk. disk partition utility usualy do not have this features. is there any way to recover such hard disk that still shown or appear on screen, but no data, since i found it wipe out eveyrthing from drive

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General :: Missing Secondary Hard Drive After LVM Format ?

Nov 3, 2010

My Red Hat EL 5.5 64 bit edition, I've install it on my primary hard drive 12 GB it works fine and then I added secondary 20 GB hard drive (sdb1) into this system and then format it as VolGroup01 see the attachment, but how come it doesn't show up ?

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General :: Windows - Best Drive Format For A 2TB Seagate External HDD Which Can Be Supported In All OS

Jun 30, 2011

I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk External HDD. I want to format it. Which is the best disk format, which will be supported in all OS, like Windows, Linux and Mac?

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