How to Format a HDD with the OS on it?
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June 22, 2012, 01:07 PM
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you mean zero fill all free space? I believe you can do that with this linux based boot cd that I forgot the name of... it's downstairs in my cd wallet I'm too lazy to get it, it's partition magic or gparted or parted mage or something like that...
yep it's a GNOME one called Gparted (and its variations). It's a partition editor that allows you to create, re-size and delete partitions. You can also re-format them to a different file system.
Simplest way (although you already done it) is to download it, put it onto a CD/USB flash drive then boot off that. Select your HDD, mark it for deletion and execute all the commands.
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