Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Formatting Disk using DiskPart

Let look into several command that you should execute when formatting disk. Wait, won’t it be easy using Computer Management snap in to format a disk.

Well, you’re right but…you will not have Computer Management when Hyper V host machine is install with Server Core version.

Hope this command come to handy when you format a disk either local or iSCSI LUN presented to Hyper V host.

1. Execute Diskpart command.

2. Execute List Disk to view the disk available on the Hyper V machine
DISKPART > List disk

3. We are going to format disk 3. Execute select disk 3 to select disk 3.
DISKPART > Select disk 3
DISKPART > List disk

* indicated disk 3 is selected.

4. If the disk status is offline. Type
DISKPART > online disk

5. View the attribute of the disk. Make sure the disk read-only is not set to Yes.
DISKPART > attribute disk

If mark as Read-Only. Key in below command:
DISKPART > attribute disk clear readonly

6. Create primary partition using the entire disk volume.
DISKPART > create partition primary
DISKPART > list partition

7. Assign a drive letter
DISKPART > Assign letter =K

8. Quick format a disk with NTFS file format
DISKPART > format fs=ntfs quick


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