BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 26d, 12h, 10m | CPU: 44% | MEM: 5661MB of 12227MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Forum rules


Any off topic discussions should go in this forum. Post count is not increased by posting here.
FTP Access status is required to post in this forum. Find out how to get it


Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 PostPost subject: To format, but not to format.        Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:34 pm 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:30 pm

Posts
407

Location
Essex, UK

Favourite OS
Gentoo
I have a Disk space issue where my 80GB hdd is Full. The only way i cud solve this was to put my stuff on another harddrive becuase i needed most of my stuff.

Usually when you format a disk you lose all of your stuff and you can change the file system on the disk.

Usually.

Well i have a EXT3 160GB Harddrive and it was half full and i couldnt read or write to it from windows. So i decided to format it. So i formatted it and it failed right at the end.

Hmm i thought, so i went to browse it. and i found all of my stuff. on the harddrive, untouched. but i could read it from windows?! So apparently, the format utility in windows doubles up as a Filing system converter :/.

Now the only problem i actually have now is that. I cant write to it!

So now i have half a disk of unwanted cr*p and i cant put my existing stuff on it!

God sometimes i hate PC's

:evil:

_________________
The better candies are in the cage


Top  Profile  WWW  ICQ  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:37 pm 
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:37 pm

Posts
186

Location
Lincolnshire UK

Favourite OS
Neptune
Have you tried a low level formatting tool? This might help :)

_________________
lol, internet


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:39 pm 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:30 pm

Posts
407

Location
Essex, UK

Favourite OS
Gentoo
Such as?

_________________
The better candies are in the cage


Top  Profile  WWW  ICQ  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:44 pm 
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:37 pm

Posts
186

Location
Lincolnshire UK

Favourite OS
Neptune
kichimi wrote:
Such as?

AFAIK it depends on the manufacturer of the drive. And because I'm bored at work, and because its you, I googled, and came up with this.

http://www.ariolic.com/activesmart/low- ... ormat.html

Now GTFO :P

_________________
lol, internet


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:45 pm 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:30 pm

Posts
407

Location
Essex, UK

Favourite OS
Gentoo
Thanks

and no u

_________________
The better candies are in the cage


Top  Profile  WWW  ICQ  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:56 pm 
Donator
Offline

Joined
Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:00 pm

Posts
3557
You might as well try to zero out the disk completely, getting rid of everything that is on it. Put it into a *nix box, and do:
Code:
# dd if=/dev/zero of=<disk>


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:11 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:30 pm

Posts
407

Location
Essex, UK

Favourite OS
Gentoo
Thanks, i will do that if the format fails. :)

PS. iPod Linux ftw

_________________
The better candies are in the cage


Last edited by kichimi on Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top  Profile  WWW  ICQ  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:20 am 
Donator
Offline

Joined
Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:00 pm

Posts
3557
Actually, you should try to zero-out before doing the low-level format as this is to be seen as a truly last resort.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:26 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:30 pm

Posts
407

Location
Essex, UK

Favourite OS
Gentoo
Eek. Well I started it before your post was made. I'll have to bear that in mind in future.

_________________
The better candies are in the cage


Top  Profile  WWW  ICQ  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:40 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:30 pm

Posts
407

Location
Essex, UK

Favourite OS
Gentoo
Space problem = Solved, Thanks for the help guys ^_^

_________________
The better candies are in the cage


Top  Profile  WWW  ICQ  YIM
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 10 posts ] 




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS