format ext3 20h?
I try to format my harddisk with gparted as ext3. It last now 20h. Is this possible? My laptop is a HP pavilion dv8391 with a fujitsu hd MHV2100BH. (ata)
How is it possible to format low level, so that I get rid of the stupid windows XP revovery version? Is gparted doing low level format? How can I clean my disk incl. mbr to install linux from scratch?
If you boot from a Linux CD and follow a normal install - your hard disk should get completely overwritten without problem, and you can choose a bootloader like grub or lilo to overwrite your mbr.
Otherwise just use gparted to erase all current partitions - then install on a clean hard drive. I don't think gparted can overwrite an mbr though...