After installation, it is sometimes necessary to create a new ext3 file system. For example, if you add a new disk drive to the system, you may want to partition the drive and use the ext3 file system.
The steps for creating an ext3 file system are as follows:
Create the partition using parted or fdisk.
Format the partition with the ext3 file system using mkfs.
Label the partition using e2label.
Create the mount point.
Add the partition to /etc/fstab.
Refer to Chapter 5 Managing Disk Storage for information on performing these steps.