I have 2 hard drives and I intend of doing a completely fresh install of both Windows and Linux (Fedora Core 4) as I want the Linux install on the 160Gb (which will be the Primary Master) and Windows on the 120GB (Secondary Master).
Unfortunately, PartitionMagic v8 refuses to delete any partitions on the 120GB (which both Windows and Linux are installed) return a #510 error. According to a google search I have to disable dir_index on the hard drive (which Linux put on) but the command doesn't exist.
tunefs -O^dir_index /dev/hdb
Closest is 'tune2fs' but that returns an error.
However I have come across the following command:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1024 count=10240
which it is said (on the site
) to erase the Paritition Table and any information regarding the disk causing it to be "brand new".
A simple yes or no answer is welcome, will this achieve my goal of having "clean" (as far as it is concerned nothing exists) hard disks?