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    Question Wiping Hard Drive in Fedora 5???


    me = linux beginner

    problem = i need to format the hard drive of a linux machine running fedora core 5. . . can anyone point me to a step-by-step or give me some tips?

    any help would be appreciated. THANKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by furtherwest
    me = linux beginner

    problem = i need to format the hard drive of a linux machine running fedora core 5. . . can anyone point me to a step-by-step or give me some tips?

    any help would be appreciated. THANKS
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    hi furtherwest !!

    no data, no partitions, no OS/Fedora......... just a blank harddisk...

    boot up Fedora, log in as root, on terminal, type this command...

    $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=521 count=1

    this command wipe away the partition table of the hard disk
    if you have SATA hard disk , the primary master, then replace hda with sda
    After reboot, all installers will think that you have a brand new hard disk.

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