I have my bios set to boot cdrom first then hdo. I get an atapi stage 2 repeated 2 or three times than it auto reboots and repeats the same message. I had just aborted an installation, where, in the configuration step, rc.conf was blank. I am installing another distro to clean or format my hard drive. So, far that installation is progressing ok, or it booted normally.
Is there a partition tool, from Arch or other, to specifically format a hard drive? Frank