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Unlessidiot
02-28-2004, 07:27 PM
I'm new to knoppix/linux and installed it on my works computer - People at work weren't happy :cry: with it on there and i need to uninstall knoppix and the Lilo thing that does the boot up. I reformatted my HDs but it just doesn't go - HELP ME PLEASE

boudie
02-28-2004, 09:30 PM
If you want to "clean" the hard drive this will do it:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda* bs=1k count=1

replace * with the partition you want to erase, or
leave it in to REMOVE ALL PARTITIONS.
If there is anything you want saved, DON'T do this.
Check if it worked with cfdisk.
Of course if you have a scsi or multiple hard drives
you'll have to change the pertinent areas.
Pop out the cdrom and reinstall you know what (yech!)

fingers99
02-28-2004, 09:31 PM
You did that and you still have a job? :wink:

I'm assuming that your firm run Windoze. To blitz Knoppix, use the CD and do

mkfs.msdos /dev/whereKnoppixIs

(don't get this wrong if you have more than one partition or hard drive!)

to get rid of Lilo, get a DOS bootdisk and do

fdisk /mbr

And that's it.

We'd all be interested to hear more of this tale, I'm sure!