Re: Bug in fdisk installation?

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On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 06:54:01PM -0600, Jorge Lopez wrote:
> Hi.
> I been installing Fedora Core over a hard disk with XP, but the idea its 
> cleaning de partition table, and the surprise is that fdisk can't do it.
> Maybe a bug?

Depends on what you are doing. You have to start with the logical
partitions inside each extended partition, then the extended
partitions, all in reverse of their numerical order. Also, there may
be partitions that some versions of fdisk can't see.

If all else fails, "dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=2" will
seriously delete all and any partitions with extreme prejudice.


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