View Full Version : HDD Format?

03-09-2004, 09:18 PM
I'm going to be partitioning my HDD using diskmgmt.msc in windows xp.

Should I format the HDD? (Or will this be done in Knoppix during the install process?)

Thank you.

03-09-2004, 09:26 PM
Haven't checked but I don't think that anything supplied with windows can format any linux types, as in ext3, ext2, reiserfs.....
The hd-install will take care of that.

03-09-2004, 09:29 PM
so should i partition the HDD under windows? or should i leave it unpartitioned and unformated?

sorry if these are stupid questions

03-09-2004, 09:41 PM
Some people complain about problems with windows, and some about difficulties with linux.
qtparted is a fairly easy graphical tool in knoppix for partitioning.
If you have just one hd and want to keep windows you should at least make room for a new partition from within windows.
If you have a new second hd you can just leave it blank and use knoppix for creating partitions, or do the partitions in windows for which Partition Magic is a bit better.

03-09-2004, 09:42 PM
Okay thanks very much!