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How do i format a disk as raw partitions.
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by:shivsa
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try fdisk.
man fdisk for more information.
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suppose u have a disk called /dev/sdd.

Start fdisk on /dev/sdd:

# fdisk /dev/sdd

      The system returns:

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 8683
....
Command (m for help):
p - print current partition table
n - new partition table.

press n.

Command action
l   logical (5 or over)
p   primary partition (1-4)

press l.
choose default: First cylinder
(choose default or whatever u decide) Last cylinder
partition number: choose 5.

rest u can choose as u goon and seek help at time to time.
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by:paullamhkg
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I'm not quit sure what exactly you need, do you mean to low level format your harddisk? if yes, you can try this http://www.disk-utility.com/hard-disk-low-level-format.html.

if you just wanted to clean up/reformat your harddisk, shivsa gave you a good idea for using the fdisk.
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by:shivsa
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my suggestion.

this question is answered.
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