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formating hd with qtparted

Postby laminalinux » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:22 pm

hello there
i have inherited a 120GB hard disk which has 6 partitions(why?!!)
i want to install knoppix 3.6 or 3.7
i have been trying to partition the hard disk by using qtparted on knoppix live cd

however i get various problems such as 'disk is already mounted' which it is not and even umount has no effect (can not even mount the partitions)
so i can not even delete the partition

is there a command line way of frying the whole dist to 1s and 0s so i can do a clean install??

cheers in advanced

me
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RE: formating hd with qtparted

Postby nelz » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:30 pm

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cfdisk -z /dev/hda

will start with a blank partition table. Then just create what you want. The original partitioning is not destroyed until you select Write.
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RE: formating hd with qtparted

Postby laminalinux » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:46 pm

i would like to destroy!! all the partitioning if i can and then set up a swap and 2 others

how would i do that
thanx for the quick reply
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RE: formating hd with qtparted

Postby nelz » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:24 pm

I thought I'd just told you that!
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RE: formating hd with qtparted

Postby laminalinux » Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:51 am

you are right i am dumb

sorry!! re read 20s after post so feeling a plonker
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Re: RE: formating hd with qtparted

Postby tytyty » Sun May 15, 2005 12:21 pm

*boring*

Is it time to go back to school soon?
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Re: RE: formating hd with qtparted

Postby mnbmnm » Sun May 15, 2005 5:08 pm

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I need some help here

Postby Anarhistu » Mon May 16, 2005 7:52 am

I just bought a pc with linux on it and I wanna install windows but I cannot .. Can someone help me ? Please ... Thanks ..
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