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Old 08-19-2004, 06:01 AM   #1
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Question How to make bootable CDROM to format a raw disk?


I really need to make a bootable CDROM that It formats a raw hard disk automatically.
I tried to use bootable Rescue disks but they attempt to mount a root partition on hard and with a raw hard they make an error and stop working.
I need a solution to do this by at most 10 MB on CD.
Please give me your detailed idea.
Best regards.
Old 08-19-2004, 06:22 AM   #2
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Have you tried LiveCDs? Knoppix/Slackware?

You can also look at MondoRescue

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