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Summary 7:29-7:42 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about using the diskpart command to create partitions and file systems on disks in a Windows system. We first look at diskpart to create a volumeon an MBR disk and then we used diskpart a second time to create a volume on a GPT disk. Converting Volumes 0:00-1:20 In this demonstration, we're going to spend some time learning how to format and convert volumeson Windows. Now I have Disk Manager loaded down here and if we look at it we see that this system has four hard disks installed. Zero, one, two, three. Zero has two partitions design both formatted with an NTFS file system and likewise disk three has a volume design that also is formatted with the NTFS file system. But notice that disk one and disk two, while they do have primary partitions defined on them that encompass the entire hard disk drive, do not have a file system created on those partitions. Notice that it says raw right here. That indicates that a partition has been created. In this case, both have primary partitions and we have a drive lighter assigned as well, but no file system exists on those partitions. Therefore you cannot save data on them. If I were to bring up file explorer and try to access, say the F drive here, it tells me that I can't. I got to format it. By formatting it, I create a file system on that partition. I'm going to click cancel for now. Now one option for formatting this partition with a file system is to come into disk management, right click on the partition and then click format right here. In fact, that's probably how you will do it most of the time on a Windows work station system. Format Command 1:21-7:26 However, you can do the same thing from the command prompt using the format command. Now understand that you probably won't use the format command on a Windows work station. You'll probably use disk management to format partitions. However, on a Windows server system it is possible for it to not have a graphical user interface installed at all. And if that's the case, then you'll have to know how to do it from the command prompt. So let's go ahead and look at the options we can use with the format command, if I use the forward slash question mark option, with the format command it displays a quick help for using format. The syntax is shown right here. Format followed by the volume that you want to format. The forward slash fs option allows us to specify which file system we want to create on the partition. If we look down here it tells us the different types of file systems that we are allowed to create. We can use FAT, FAT32, EX FAT, NTFS, UTF, or REFS. For our purposes today we're going to format one of those disks with FAT32 and the other one with NTFS. We can also use the dash v option to specify a volume label. And a very useful option is this one right here slash q which performs a quick formatwhich is much faster than performing a full format. So using this syntax, let's first format the F drivein this system. And we'll use a file system of FAT32. We use a volume label
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