[TAG] How do I reformat an Ubuntu installation?
ben at linuxgazette.net
Thu Nov 29 20:55:36 MSK 2007
On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 11:05:29PM +1100, Derry wrote:
> I have SUSE 10 on my PC and installed Ubuntu which has partitioned my
> hard drive. I want to reformat the hard drive to allow a clean reinstall
> of Ubuntu 7.10 only from a desktop CD. I've tried using "fdisk" but get
> the error message "Unable to open /dev/hda" which suggests a problem
> somewhere, yet Ubuntu currently runs with out any problems.
Unless you're root, you won't be able to use "fdisk" to change the HD
via "fdisk". Try 'sudo fdisk /dev/hda'.
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