On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 13:41 -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 07:21:23PM -0500, Charles Howse wrote: > > > > On May 20, 2006, at 6:46 PM, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > > Gang, > > > > > > A 40G drive that I thought was bad (when trying to install W2K > > > on the drive) may be entirely good. I am trying to avoid having > > > to buy a DOS/Win platform. I've had both W2K and FBSD or Ubuntu > > > on this one machine. For various reasons I need one DOS machine. > > > (Already have 7 or 8 *Nix servers.) The Windows 2000 > > > "Professional" CD find some other non-Windows partition and > > > press "D" and "L" as I will, the installation CD keeps > > > complaining. Eventually I have to hit F3 to quit. So, nutshell, > > > is there any way I can completely remove any trace of *Nix? > > > -----I remember having a DOS floppy and typing an undocumented > > > MBR \ command that wiped the drive clean of this boot record, > > > but this was [mumble] years ago. > > > > > > thanks for any tips, y'all, > > > > > > gary > > > > Looking for delpart.exe? I've used it, it'll do the trick. > > http://www.russelltexas.com/delpart.htm > > > > Your suggestion would do the trick except that I cannot get > any W2K installed. That's the problem. So I'm stuck between > the rational (unix) and the imbecilic (guess). > > Too bad there isn't some unix/linux port, hopefully floppy-sized > that will boot just enough DOS to use delpart.exe. > > Maybe FreeDOS has a boot floppy? Ahnybody here know? > > gary > >
Have you tried Knoppix? You can use the dd command to wipe a disk very effectively. And if the machine won't boot Knoppix, I would suspect a hardware problem. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"