[conspire] request verification of plans to partition and format external hard drive

David Fox dfox94085 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 20:06:45 PDT 2007

> Looks fine.  You've figured out the secret to being lazy with
> /sbin/fdisk:  You use that "+" directive and the "M" or "G" (for meg or

Lazy is fine - you don't have to be exact. On the other hand you don't
want to undercommit because then you have to run the risk of not
having enough.

> Be aware that that "check for bad blocks" routine ("c" option) is going
> to run for a really, really long time -- hours, I'm sure.  Doing it on
> the data partition will take even longer.  On the bright side, doing it

When Hector was at CABAL he had a 300 (I think) drive and I didn't
really see how long the formatting was really going to take but it
would likely take a whole hell of a long time to fsck it. That maybe a
disadvantage of using such a large partition, when you can do smaller
partitions and fsck them at different intervals.

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