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Originally Posted by bigrod
Old pc HP pavilion had Win XP home. Powered it up but it would not load from hard drive. Ran Seagate disc wizard tested hard drive good, mother board good but can not access the hard drive. I need to re-format and would like to just zero it out but cant find a good source? I would then try to load another operating system.
If indeed the drive is recognized and you want to setup for a Gnu/Linux install then you can use 'fdisk'. Look at 'man fdisk
' see how to partition then use 'man mkfs
' to understand formatting a filesystem on a partition.
If you look at Link # 2 below you will find reference to partitioning & formatting a partition for a filesystem of choice on a disk. One thing is that most Gnu/Linux will step you through formatting after you have created a partition table for that drive.
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