[CentOS] Changing from NTFS to ext3

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Fri Mar 16 21:11:06 UTC 2007

Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 at 2:41pm, Mark Hull-Richter wrote
>> What is the best way to accomplish step two of this - reformatting the
>> partition?  I've only done this so far during the installation phase,
>> and that was for partitions I knew I could destroy with impunity.  I'm
>> guessing I unmount the drive, <do something magic here> and remount it.
>> It's the magic part I don't know.
> 'man mke2fs' has all the details.  I usually do:
> mke2fs -b 4096 -j -m 1 -O dir_index $DEVICE

What are the parameters used by the installer to format a partition?
I believe it's simply "mke2fs -j $DEVICE" but I may be wrong.

Florin Andrei


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