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Old 08-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #16
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Hey look at the OP and his question, he has not responded and with all these different posts getting deeper off subject you may have scared him away.

You can take this to the General forum and continue. It looks like it could turn into a good discussion with the pros and cons of cleaning a hd.
 
Old 09-01-2010, 08:39 AM   #17
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Hey look at the OP and his question, he has not responded and with all these different posts getting deeper off subject you may have scared him away.

You can take this to the General forum and continue. It looks like it could turn into a good discussion with the pros and cons of cleaning a hd.
I have created a thread for this discussion here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....php?p=4084804
 
Old 09-02-2010, 05:00 AM   #18
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Unhappy Using iinstall CD

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Do you want to install a new operating system or clean up the one you have now? If you want to install a new system just insert the cd/dvd and it should format the drive for you if you use the default install.
I have tried that. Something is eating up my hard drive. I've been trying some suggestions sent to me and nothing is working. Installing Ubuntu didnt work because I didn't have enough memory to install it and for some reason, my netbook doesn't recognize flash drives and san disks that have nothing on them. I don't understand what's going on
 
Old 09-02-2010, 05:19 AM   #19
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You can download a free program called Gparted and it will format your hd from the cd.

I am confused that you do not have enough memory, what are the specifications on your netbook?
 
Old 09-07-2010, 06:06 AM   #20
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I thank everyone for their suggestions. I tried ubuntu, which was really interesting and I could probably get used to that but, I couldn't get my wireless router and ubuntu to play well together so, I reinstalled my original Linux.

I tried dban and it looked like it did what it should have until the end where it gave 2 errors:

1 for /dev/sda
1 for /dev/sba

Said that those processes crashed. So, I'm still as low as i ever was on my hard drive (between 7-10%).

My BIOS is dated Sept. 2008 version 0508
and my software version is Eee PC 1.6.1.3
doesn't give motherboard info

If I could get ubuntu and my router to match up, I would stick with ubuntu. Looked very interesting but, I didn't really look it over all that much because I was concerned about getting online.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:49 PM   #21
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Unhappy I appreciate your help

I appreciate everyone's help but, nothing is working to clean this hard drive up. And I have tried all of your suggestions. All I got out of most of the commands was Permission Denied. I don't know what else to do. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you,
Sagadeon
 
  


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