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How to format my linux hard drive?

 
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Cash
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:50 pm    Post subject: How to format my linux hard drive? Reply with quote

I am beginner of Linux. I hav install my linux system to my current hard drive... but now i wanna format it and re-install my win xp.
anyone can teach me how to format it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:49 am    Post subject: Reformatting Hard Drive Reply with quote

Now that you have linux installed on your system, why would you want to re-format your hard drive and re-install Windowx XP?

If you want to do that, you can use fdisk or I believe just inserting the Windows XP OS disk and telling the loader you want to install Win XP alone will do the trick.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: How to format my linux hard drive? Reply with quote

[quote="Cash"]I am beginner of Linux. I hav install my linux system to my current hard drive... but now i wanna format it and re-install my win xp.
anyone can teach me how to format it?[/quote]

I'm with him... lol

I'm not sure if he is asking what I want to know... seems he is... i have installed Linspire 4.5 onto my HD and I am so confused. It is daunting to say the least. It is everything the advertisements promised, only I have my computer for basically one reason, to play a certain MMORPG. And now I am unable to do so. What I want is for Linux to go away. I'm obviously not smart enough to figure it out lol

The problem I am having is this. I installed it and had it completely take over my hard drive... i.e. no partition... no more windows. After realizing that I am a complete idiot... I tried to re-install windows by booting from the CD ROM, it told me that I had an incorrect file system and needed to create an MS DOS partition or something like that. I ran fdisk and it stopped dead partway through creating a new partition. I'm not sure if this is software related or a hardware issue.

So, I guess my question is this... how do I make Linspire go away and get my system back the way it was? And... more importantly... is this a software issue or a hardware issue? I probably shouldn't even be asking about it in this forum...

And sorry I wrote a book lol Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you...

this is exactly what i needed to know... you're my favorite!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

and if I haven't said it.... [size=24]THANK YOU![/size]
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