Re: Newbie installing Sarge on Amiga from CD
On Sat, 3 Mar 2007, Finn Thain wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Mar 2007, Andreas Obl�er wrote:
> > Zitat von Christer Oldhoff <email@example.com>:
> > > At the point where partitions are prepared for Linux, I tried to get
> > > the installer to use 3 partitions I used a few years ago when doing a
> > > partial install of Woody (two ext2 and one swap partition).
> > > However, the installer found the old files and refused to continue,
> > > probably to prevent me from destroying an old installation.
> > >
> > > Is there an easy way to erase the data on these partitions?
> > Two ways:
> > either you will leave the Partitioning information intact, then you can
> > use "dd
> > if=/dev/null/ of=/dev/"name of partition here"" to overwrite every single byte
> > on the partition.
> Make sure they aren't mounted first.
> Simply doing mke2fs won't test the medium, nor will it wipe any sensitive
> data, but it would be faster.
Yep. That's probably the simplest/safest solution. It will even warn when they
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