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Old 09-21-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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What to do before reinstall


Hi guys,

I reinstalled gentoo recently, but had some error that nothing seemed to be able to fix. This all happened when I did a 2004.2 install. I will try one last time with a 2004.1, but I was wondering if I have to do anything before I reinstall. I'm basically wondering about cleaning partitions. While installing, I usually just make the root partitoin reiserfs and continue installing, but I don't rm -f anything. Is this enough to reformat the partition cleanly? Is there anything else I need to do to have the cleanest possible starting point?

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Old 09-22-2004, 02:34 AM   #2
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Go back to where you formatted the drive and start there. When you format the partitions that will erase all data. It is also much faster than rm -rf /*.

What error did you get?

 
Old 09-22-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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Well, all I did is write the partition over with reiserfs. It tells me that all info will be lost, so I assume thats how to format the drive. I was just wondering if that is right, or if I need to do anything else in addition.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:17 PM   #4
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When you format the drive, it is all gone. You are ready for a re-install. If you do that by accident in the future, the same applies.

 
  


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