How To Format Disk in linux

In the previous post we discussed how to re-size disk space,
Now lest say you want to add additional disk to your machine.

Follow the commands: 

step 1 -  Partition
# fdisk -l | grep Disk
Disk /dev/sda: 549.7 GB, 549755813888 bytes
Disk /dev/sdb: 107.3 GB, 107374182400 bytes 

you'll see the disks on your machine, we want to partition the new disk /dev/sdb

# fdisk /dev/sdb
n - add new partition - follow the instruction
p - print the partition table - check the partition
w - write table to disk and exit

step 2 - Format

mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1

step 3 - Mount
# mkdir /New-Disk
# mount /dev/sdb1 /New-Disk

step 4 - Update /etc/fstab
# vi /etc/fstab
add the next line to the file:
/dev/sdb1     /New-Disk     ext3     defaults     1 2
Save and close the file.

Now check the changes:
# df -h

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