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By EricM ·
I recently installed Red Hat Linux 6.0 on a workstation with two hard drives. The one hard drive has Windows NT 4.0, and I put Linux on the other hard drive and used a boot disk when I wanted to use Red Hat. I would like to format the hard drive with Linux on it, but FDISK does not recognize the file system, and FORMAT does not work. How can erase the Linux hard drive? Are there any third party format programs I can use so I can format the hard drive so I can put another operating system on it (Novell, NT)?
Eric Morrison
Systems Administrator
Car-Tel Communications, Inc.
emorrison@car-tel.com

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by admin In reply to Formatting

You might want to try a different boot disk with fdisk on it. It should do what you are asking. To make it real easy though, go get the MaxBlast utility here:

http://www.maxtor.com/products/DiamondMax/software/maxblast/default.htm

It's free and will do what you want easier on any brand of drive, not just your Maxtor...

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Formatting

Download an executable called "delpart.exe" from this URL (no spaces):

http://www.escape.ca/~jps/cluster.html

It'll **** away any partition. Fdisk is generally used for DOS-type partitions and doesn't really know what to do with other ones.
Hope that helps,

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