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i hav put the live cd im this laptop and started the "gentoo linux installer (command line) and the pc is complaining that the hard drive is full. how do ...
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    i hav put the live cd im this laptop and started the "gentoo linux installer (command line) and the pc is complaining that the hard drive is full. how do i erase everything off it?

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    you can use fdisk to format the harddrive, partition it, and of course erase everything. In the Gentoo handbook it describes how to use fdisk in detail.
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    i have tried that and it is still complaning that the drive is full

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    well first off I would use either the minimal install cd or universal install cd because the live cd was still buggy the last time I tried it. Second I guess post the output of

    fdisk -l

    and

    df -h
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    Solved i downloaded the low level HDD formater for the laptop and ran that and finished installing gentoo last night.

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