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purpleburple 09-15-2002 03:43 AM

anyone know that dd command for removing ...
Hi. I have 2 hardDrives and have dual boots on both. I want to change the second one and start over with a new partition setup. I used dd= if/dev something before in the past to remove lilo from MBR. Anyone know what that dd command is that will remove Linux from a harddrive?

Basically what I have on the second hardrive is 25 for win98 and then 5 gigs for Linux. I want to wipeout the entire partition setup making it one large 30 gig HDD and then using DOS Fdisk break it into 2 partitions 15/15 and instal Win/Linux.

any help appreciated. :)
Basically looking for that good ol' dd command that did the trick about 8 months ago when I did simliar.


MasterC 09-15-2002 04:37 AM

fdisk /mbr is the only one I can think of for removing LILO from the MBR. Is that maybe the command you are thinking about?

acid_kewpie 09-15-2002 04:38 AM

you shouldn't need to... just delet partitions and start again. you *might* be after something like

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdb ?

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