How to clear drive

Brad Dorner bdorner at
Thu Aug 11 11:00:14 MDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 09:32 -0600, Al Byers wrote:
> I am trying to do a new install of SUSE 9.3 on a machine with an Athlon 
> 2800. I believe the CDs I have are bad and I can't get through the 
> install. When I get a new set of disks (anyone have some? I'm not picky 
> on the brand) I would like to install to a clean drive, as when it tries 
> to install packages over ones that are there I get lots of failures. My 
> question is whether there is an easy way, possibly within the install 
> process using the partitioning instructions, to clear the HD so I don't 
> run into these conflicts? As you can guess, I don't do this very often, 
> so simplicity is the key :0)
> Thanks,
> Al Byers
> 400-5111
> byersa at
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During the install don't use the partition information that it gives
you. Click on the partition link and do a custom partition. Select the
format radio button and the format that you want for the disk. That
should do it. 


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