Using cfdisk to format and partition hard drives
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Read tutorial here.

There's not that much too it though:

Say you are formatting disk /dev/sda

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cfdisk /dev/sda


use arrows to navigate command and partitions.

To delete a partition, highlight partition and hit delete.

To create a partition, select new. Select primary or logical.

Enter size in mB.

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If you can't enter a value in MB, return to the main screen with the Esc key, and select MB with the Units command.

Select 'type' command. Press space to see more types listed.

Select 'write' to write the partition and formating type to disk.

pretty basic.
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