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initializing disk to recover volumes?
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Feb 12, 2001, 11:25 PM
I want to get back an ext2 filesystem that I was using for Linux. I have 4 seperate volumes, and I was thinking of write-protecting the ones I want to save and then initializing the disk - I doubt it will work though - any ideas on how to erase just one volume?
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Feb 13, 2001, 04:14 AM
learn how to use pdisk. This is the only solution I can thin k of.

pdisk is here: http://homepage.mac.com/identd/.cv/i...k.sit-link.sit
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Feb 13, 2001, 04:15 AM
One volume, or one partition? They're different things.
Just open Drive Setup, select the volume you want to erase (can't erase partitions like that), and initialise it.
I'm not sure what you mean though, so... thats how to initialise a volume.
To initialise a partition, highlight it in Finder, and go to the Special menu -> Erase Disk.
I dunno what bearing it will have on everything being an ext2 FS, but... oh well.
Any reply is better than none I guess

EDIT: Yeah, do what Oscar said - cause I've got no idea where the MacOS comes into any of your plans


[This message has been edited by Cipher13 (edited 02-13-2001).]
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