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formating hd with qtparted

 
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laminalinux



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: formating hd with qtparted Reply with quote

hello there
i have inherited a 120GB hard disk which has 6 partitions(why?!!)
i want to install knoppix 3.6 or 3.7
i have been trying to partition the hard disk by using qtparted on knoppix live cd

however i get various problems such as 'disk is already mounted' which it is not and even umount has no effect (can not even mount the partitions)
so i can not even delete the partition

is there a command line way of frying the whole dist to 1s and 0s so i can do a clean install??

cheers in advanced

me
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: RE: formating hd with qtparted Reply with quote

Code:
cfdisk -z /dev/hda

will start with a blank partition table. Then just create what you want. The original partitioning is not destroyed until you select Write.
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laminalinux



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: RE: formating hd with qtparted Reply with quote

i would like to destroy!! all the partitioning if i can and then set up a swap and 2 others

how would i do that
thanx for the quick reply
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: RE: formating hd with qtparted Reply with quote

I thought I'd just told you that!
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laminalinux



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:51 am    Post subject: RE: formating hd with qtparted Reply with quote

you are right i am dumb

sorry!! re read 20s after post so feeling a plonker
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: formating hd with qtparted Reply with quote

*boring*

Is it time to go back to school soon?
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: formating hd with qtparted Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject: I need some help here Reply with quote

I just bought a pc with linux on it and I wanna install windows but I cannot .. Can someone help me ? Please ... Thanks ..
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