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Old 03-03-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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how to format disk?


well that's it. im using debian but i cant start x so im stuck in the command line. id like to know what do i have to do in order to format my whole disk from there? everything, including linux and yeah.
so what do i do?

thanks
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:32 PM   #2
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cfdisk?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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i thought that would be an easy question
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:56 PM   #4
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if you have already partitioned something, mkfs will build a filesystem
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:59 PM   #5
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yeah i have already seen "mkfs"

i have a / partition, a /home partition and three windows partitions.
what do i do to delete them all?
 
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yeah i have already seen "mkfs"

i have a / partition, a /home partition and three windows partitions.
what do i do to delete them all?
well, you do not want to format a partition. You want to delete partitions....
so fdisk or cfdisk is the command you need
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:59 AM   #7
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cfdisk worked fine
thanks!!
 
  


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