First, delete the existing partition and create a new
Linux partition using
/dev/sdb is the external hard disk. Use d to delete the
partition and use n to create a new partition. 83 is the ID of the native Linux
Then, format the partition with ext4 using
mkfs which is just a unified
front-end for the different
mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb1
tune2fs to adjust some parameters:
tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sdb1 tune2fs -L bakap01 /dev/sdb1
-m option is for adjusting the percentage of reserved blocks.
The reserved blocks are used by privileged processes which is by default 5% of
the hard disk size. Since I'm using the external hard disk solely as a storage,
I set this to 0 so I can also use those 5% for storage. The
-L option is for
labeling the filesystem.