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Old 08-24-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question Copied iso image to /dev/sda ! Help??


Hi all,
So accidently what I did is this(On ubuntu 11):

dd if=~/fedora_live.iso of=/dev/sda/

/dev/sda is my primary and only hard disk

Now every time the live fedora is booted on my machine and even when I tried to install fedora from that live CD, it gives less disk error while creating custom partitions??

I dont care about the data but atleast I should be able to format my disk, but the question is how????
 
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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You may have to get gparted-live-cd to erase the partition, then try reinstalling from cd.
 
Old 08-24-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
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should any other live CD do the job(knoppix or ubuntu)??
 
Old 08-24-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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Just start the Fedora live system, then erase (zero out) the MBR with
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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
Warning !!! This will delete the partition table and the MBR. Do this only if you really want a harddisk that is considered as new from OS installers !!!
 
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