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Old 10-02-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
HouseC
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with linux is it possiable to reformat the hard drive?


If by some reason I want to reformat my harddrive to either switch to a diffrent distro or if need to put windows back on( I hope it will never come to that)? how hard would that be?
 
Old 10-02-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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without problem, when installing new operating system it usually asks you if you want format selected partition.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 09:11 PM   #3
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If by some reason I want to reformat my harddrive to either switch to a diffrent distro or if need to put windows back on( I hope it will never come to that)? how hard would that be?
A good rule of thumb is to format during install from the install disk.
Perhaps you mean partition. GNU parted is worth looking at:
http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/m...no/parted.html
The only thing that is hard is that you need to read enough documentation to know what you are doing.
Sometimes it is easier to delete an existing partion or create new partitions before install.
With a simple install you can usually partition and format from the install disk.
 
  


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