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Re: Best way to clear/clean a HD



On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 15:56 -0700, Steven R. Ringwald wrote:
> Todd Cary wrote:
> 
> > I have Fedora 3 on my box, but Fedora 4 cannot get to the choice of 
> > Updating or Replacing.  I need to remove the current FC3.  What is the 
> > best way to do that?
> 
> 
> Well, you could use mke2fs (or whichever other flavour you prefer) to 
> wipe the partitions out). If that fails, fdisk the drive and delete the 
> partitions.
> 
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1k count=200
> 
> should also do a good job of wiping out the partition table. (assuming 
> your drive is hda).
> 
> Steve
> 
I only needed a little over a gig free to yum upgrade from fc3 to fc4.

Ted


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