Well, I encounter a problem where I would like to gain back my 80GB hardisk space which I allocate for my Windows and I dont have a direct access to the machine. So all I got is a SSH access to the machine. And I desperately need the space back. So here is some tips on how to format, and allocate back your partition to ext3 FS on Ubuntu Machine.
- Login to your box using SSH(remember to login to user account which have sudoers privileges).
- Then the first thing is to do a 'fdisk' to delete and recreate a partition.
sudo fdisk /dev/sda
- Then a wizard will appear, and you just need to follow the instruction. For help on command to use, please use 'm' .
- After finished configuring and recreating the partition, then you need to make the partition. Quit the fdisk by using 'q', and do this command:
sudo mkfs -t [filesystem type] [location]
- For this example, my filesystem i need to create is 'ext3' and the location is '/dev/sda1' , so here is my command:
sudo mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sda1
- And this will create my partition based on 'ext3' filesystem. To make effect, you need to reboot.