Chlumec wrote 350 days ago reply Hello,
i need to format my HDD, is there an option to format it directly in Slax or i need download some module (can you recommend me some) ?
Thanks jcsoh wrote 349 days ago reply http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=319 eyvind wrote 270 days ago reply You can always use Parted Magic (Linux)
It's a live Cd where the program Gparted are incl.
It's free agreimann wrote 270 days ago reply I thought I'd chime in that there's some great tools, like the regular parted, that you can use in addition to the GUI tools in Slax (or other distros as well). burninbush wrote 270 days ago reply Dunno why it couldn't be formatted directly from Slax.
Do an #ls -l /sbin/mkfs*
to see the various filesystems that can be formatted by Slax. Here's what that command shows for this Slack 13.37 I'm running at the moment ...
root@slack1337-32-amd64:~# ls -l /sbin/mkfs*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4888 Feb 16 2011 /sbin/mkfs*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10020 Feb 16 2011 /sbin/mkfs.bfs*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 105360 Mar 29 2011 /sbin/mkfs.btrfs*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18076 Feb 16 2011 /sbin/mkfs.cramfs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.ext2 -> mke2fs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.ext3 -> mke2fs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.ext4 -> mke2fs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.ext4dev -> mke2fs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.jfs -> jfs_mkfs*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19208 Feb 16 2011 /sbin/mkfs.minix*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.msdos -> mkdosfs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.ntfs -> /usr/sbin/mkntfs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.reiserfs -> mkreiserfs*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Mar 28 19:35 /sbin/mkfs.vfat -> mkdosfs*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 264472 Mar 23 2011 /sbin/mkfs.xfs*
root@slack1337-32-amd64:~# jcsoh wrote 270 days ago reply "Dunno why it couldn't be formatted directly from Slax. "
For anyone less than an "expert" , I think it is still best /safest to use a gui drive solution to avoid errors such as formatting the wrong partition , especially if you have more than one media mounted , and numerous partitions. jayflood wrote 268 days ago reply Judging by OP's question they want to nuke the entire drive:
i need to format my HDD
Still more info is needed. What do you intend to do AFTER you format the HDD? Install windows? Install slax? Install some other linux flavour? use it as storage?
Be warned you will lose everything that once existed on this first partition. If this is not the desired outcome, then go with a GUI boot disk type thing.