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Re: delete linux partitions

Moving to LIH, the appropriate forum:

On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Abbas Asif spewed into the ether:
> hi
> i wanted to delete my linux partitions as i want to throughly
> dedicate my 1 HDD to windows and the other HDD to linux.so booted
> through a bootable red hat 6.2 cd and run disk druid.it deleted all
> of them and saved the changes to partition table.but when again i run
> disk druid it is again showing those partitions.Someone told me to
> use linux fdisk,i run linux cd in rescue mode and tried fdisk but it
> is not able to delete it. i write the following at bash and get the
> output:
> bash# fdisk -l /dev/hda
> unable to open /dev/hda
> bash# fdisk -d /dev/hda
> invalid option --d.
> please tell me what should i do.
> disk druid is showing the following output
> /dev/hda1 win 95FAT 32
> /dev/hda5 linux native
> /dev/hda6 linux native
> /dev/hda7 linux native
> Do tell me how can i successfully delete these partitions.
> when i run windows fdisk it shows one pri-dos partition and the other
> ext-dos partition. help me.
> Abbas
Boot into linux rescue.
fdisk /dev/hda
Delete in reverse order (7,6,5,2)
Write to disk using w.
quit fdisk
That should do it.
Devdas Bhagat
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