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getting rid of linux 6.1

Posted on 2000-02-02
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
How do I get rid of the logical and extended linux partitions off my hard drive with 6.1. I have only just started exploring linux so a step by step explanation would be apprietiated.
I have tried to follow the instructions from the book, and from people over irc, but I have no idea what the hell they are talking about. Thanks
Question by:mattersg

Expert Comment

ID: 2484934
run dmesg to know the device name of your hard disk (that is, /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, ...)

   # dmesg

you should see something like:

hda: ST34323A, 4112MB w/128kB Cache, CHS=557/240/63
hdb: WDC AC28400R, 8063MB w/512kB Cache, CHS=1092/240/63

if you created the partition on hdb, to delete them, run the command fdisk

   # fdisk /dev/hdb

when you see something like:

   Command (m for help):

enter 'p' to list the partitions then 'd' to delete the partition you want to delete. repeat the process as you wish. 'w' will write the changes, 'q' to quit.

Accepted Solution

laeuchli earned 200 total points
ID: 2485860
The easy user friendly way to do this, is boot up with a dos floppy, type fdisk,
and delete all non dos partions.
This is the easy way.

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