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Maybe this is a really stupid question being that I'm not even quite a NOOB when it comes to Linux (install went horribly wrong...) but several times I have seen ...
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- 03-07-2007 #1
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- Mar 2007
the suggestion to run FDISK. Won't this wipe your drive????
Or is this one of the many differences between Winblows and Linux?
- 03-07-2007 #2
fdisk is a simple tool to modify the partition on your disk, if you tell it to destroy your disc, it will simple destroy it. If you tell it to remove a partition it will remove that partition
You don't need to run fdisk to modify the partition layout, you can use friendlier programs like GParted, qtparted or cfdisk which have extra feauture like a GUIPut your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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Don't PM me with questions, instead post in the forums
- 03-07-2007 #3
and you can use 'fdisk -l' command to 'view' partition structure. fdisk with -l ( small 'L' ) wont destroy anything.