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Old 02-22-2005, 06:34 AM   #1
ariam
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Total Newbie needs help


Please show me how to go about formatting in Linux my hard drive 3.2 GB.

presently I am running Win 98, on my second machine, although I was able install Suse Linux 9.1 pro on this machine when booting for the first time it failed. This could be to the fact that lack of space on the partition. There were warning to this while I was installing Linux.

So I have decided to format and do a clean install of Linux only. I tried my DOS disc to format but it did not recognize the total volume on the drive.

I have my 5 Suse 9.1 pro disk's.
also how to create a boot floppy.


Thanks
ariam
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:16 AM   #2
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should format for you

Most linux installation CDs will format the drive for you. If you are not dual booting, there's really nothing to think about.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Ehawk, I will give it a try. will windows partition (win98) be deleted as well.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 05:24 AM   #4
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can either keep or destroy windows partition

You will be offered the choice of overwriting or resizing your windows partition.
 
  


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