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Old 09-16-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy /dev/sda : permittion denied


I am 14 and nw to linux. My laptop has huge errors with windos so i switched to linux. But i cant format my sda. Can anybody help me. Plz
 
Old 09-16-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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I am 14 and nw to linux. My laptop has huge errors with windos so i switched to linux. But i cant format my sda. Can anybody help me. Plz
A good first step is learning to spell and write clearly.

You say you switched to linux. What distribution? What version? What kind of laptop are you running this on? Do you want to keep Windows and dual-boot Linux, or do you want to format the whole drive and start over? If you can provide more information, it'll make it easier for folks to help you.
 
Old 09-17-2008, 04:43 AM   #3
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Also if you can tell us the machine configuration also , it will be fine .

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:44 AM   #4
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If you want to have a fresh installation , i.e, only linux then any distro is fine , they are self explanatory ....

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:53 AM   #5
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What are you using to format the drive? Most linux installers come with some form of fdisk gui that lets you add and delete partitions. Delete the windows one and use the default configuration for linux. Simple, right?
 
  


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