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Old 05-23-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
jorgeocs24
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Erase Linux


Hello,

I have installed linux in my PC. What is the command to erase the whole linux program? I need to install another platform.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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well, there are a few, but these wipe out your bootloader as well, which you can fix by booting with your Windows CD and doing fixmbr. Anyhoo, I know 2 commands:
rm -rf /
fdisk (then delete the Linux partition)
This one for fun : cat /dev/urandom > /dev/your_harddrive_name
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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Linux is not a program. If you want to completely remove it, only if you dont have anything else on the hard drive like windows, login as root and type fdisk then chose the correct partition then reboot then you can install another OS.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 10:13 AM   #4
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With improper terminology usage such as that-- No wonder they couldn't use it...
 
Old 06-06-2004, 10:53 AM   #5
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With improper terminology usage such as that-- No wonder they couldn't use it...
And just exactly how is that kind of comment supposed to help with the problem at hand? In case you hadn't noticed, LQO draws members from around the globe, and English is not necessarily their first language. If you have something useful to say, post away. But if all you can contribute is snide remarks, please keep you thoughts to yourself.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 11:16 AM   #6
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Well the post was old... I'm sure he isn't checking it anymore
 
Old 06-06-2004, 01:05 PM   #7
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The age of the post isn't the problem (and a couple of weeks isn't that old).

My original comments stand: If you can't treat other members with respect, then don't bother posting.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:24 PM   #8
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