MacNN Forums (http://forums.macnn.com/)
-   Classic Macs and Mac OS (http://forums.macnn.com/classic-macs-and-mac-os/)
-   -   formatting (http://forums.macnn.com/64/classic-macs-and-mac-os/150080/formatting/)

 
xcjbx87 Mar 10, 2003 05:41 PM
formatting
just need to know how to format and how much space i would have on it after i only would install os9 after i format it. need spacce
 
bradoesch Mar 11, 2003 11:15 AM
I assume you're formatting your internal drive. So, start your computer with a bootable CD that came with your computer. Then open Drive Setup, click your disk, choose Function and then Initialize. The default options should work for you.
I have no idea how much space you'll have on your drive since I don't know how big your disk is.

Brad
 
xcjbx87 Mar 11, 2003 10:44 PM
my bad, its a 20gb hd and do i have to hold down the f3 key or whatever it is?
 
bradoesch Mar 12, 2003 09:41 PM
Quote
Originally posted by xcjbx87:
my bad, its a 20gb hd and do i have to hold down the f3 key or whatever it is?
Hold the c key until you see the smiley Mac.

A rough estimate is that you'll lose 5% of your drive to formatting and the whole binary v decimal thingy. So your 20 GB drive will likely end up closer to 19 GB or so.
 
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 AM.

Copyright © 2005-2007 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2