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Old 08-07-2010, 02:36 AM   #1
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How do you do a complete HDD reformat from Ubuntu


....as in the hard drive being 100% erased as if

C:\>format/all

would be in MS DOS

Please and thank you.

P.S. Reminder: I have Ubuntu
 
Old 08-07-2010, 03:16 AM   #2
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you can use mkfs or mke2fs to build file system (as you say format )
 
Old 08-07-2010, 06:00 AM   #3
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If you want it like brand new,
Code:
 dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/drive/to/be/zeroed
 
  


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