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Old 28th January 2005, 04:45 AM
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FC3 Install, additional NTFS Drive added - Formatting.

As the title tries to explain in the small space available, I have a FC3 install running exceptionally well on my machine. I have added a sata 120 HDD that is empty and formatted in NTFS. I have mounted these before without trouble as I have applied the NTFS kernel update from the wizards at Linux NTFS
Linux NTFS. I would like to format this drive with Reiser4 or ext3. Being relatively new to Fedora I don't really know where to begin. Coming from Mandrake I am used to using 'Control Centre' to do pretty much all of this, formatting and mounting, but I do not know where to begin in Fedora.

Any tips or suggestions would be most useful. I tried the install disc (as some distros work this way) and hunted around the system for anaconda and disk druid without much success. I wish to format, mount and auto mount at boot this drive. Thanks in advance for any support.
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Old 28th January 2005, 07:49 AM
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There's a graphical front end to the partitioning software parted available, called qtparted. Try getting that.
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Old 28th January 2005, 08:16 AM
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Qtparted thread here.
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Old 28th January 2005, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for the links! I have sucessfully (actually very easily I am pleased to say) installed QTParted. My drive is /dev/sda1. I am not sure if FC3 supports Reiser3 or 4 so I opted for ext3 format. This took a few moments and now is formatted. I went to a terminal and typed:

cd /mnt/
#mkdir SATA_01
#mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/SATA_01 -t ext3 -r -o umask=0222
and got the error
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
or too many mounted file systems


Also the formatted drive had a little over 5Gb shaded in yellow in QTParted. What is this? Have I mistakenly only formatted 5Gb or is this for the ext3 filesystem itself?

Any help would be most welcome.
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