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Old 08-19-2003, 07:08 PM   #1
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Question How do you remove all partitions

is there any way with a redhat CD or a Mandrake CD, both 9.1 to Remove all partitions? I"m a windows guy trying to get over to linux, this is where i'd use FDISK in a fat or NTFS partition to kill it but need to get to linux version of this.
when i boot with a redhat CD1 and go to the recovery boot up i can get to a prompt
how do I remove all partitions???
Old 08-19-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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linux version of fdisk is...fdisk! you can also use cfdisk, it's a little more graphical and some find it easier.
Old 08-19-2003, 07:19 PM   #3
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Linux has an FDISK and CFDISK tool as well. Follow these directions:


'p' <- print partition table
'd' <- delete partition (it will prompt you for the partition #, do this as many times necessary)
'w' <- write new table to disk and exit

EDIT: err... yes syn has the idea as well. I guess we were both typing at the same type

Last edited by peace; 08-19-2003 at 07:24 PM.
Old 08-19-2003, 09:08 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch Peace!
Old 08-19-2003, 10:00 PM   #5
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Or, go through the installer... Get to the point where you partition the drive, choose to manually partition, and delete all the partitions there.
Old 08-19-2003, 10:43 PM   #6
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use FDISK to delete all partitions and just let the RH or MDK installer do everything for you.(unless you have a certain scheme in mind). I just made the switch myself and this was the easiest way because linux wants 3 partitions of different sizes for it to run.


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