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Old 02-22-2005, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my comp has 2 80gb hd's, but right now i'm only using one of them for windows/programs/files. i'm trying to figure out how to format y 2nd drive so i can install linux on it and use it for backups of my primary hd, but i can't figure out where to format it. it needs to be in ntfs.

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Old 02-23-2005, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to partition it first. ntfs won't work for linux.

go to control panel, admin tools, disk management

then action and help for partioning
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i know i need to partition it. i want it in ntfs because i'll still be using it for windows. i have partition magic 8 (btw, will that also format the drive for me?) that i'll use to partition some of the drive for linux.

and thanks for the help btw, i'm formatting/partitioning it right now
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yes it will fornat to whatever you want
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