-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Bnw CmpRpr wrote: > Hi. I recently purchased a HDD from a man that runs a data center, and on this HDD is FreeBSD. My problem is I want it off, and for some ungodly reason, it keeps coming back. I cant format the drive with Windows, and I cant load it as a slave to format, either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks > - > M White > Black and White Computer Repair > >
The following assumes the drive is /dev/ad0 (the OS name for it) and it is modern enough to not get confused by a low level format... boot in single user mode (item 4 on the menu) and at the command line do: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad0 bs=512 count=1 This will clear the MBR partition table and make the machine think it is a brand new drive. - -- Aryeh M. Friedman FloSoft Systems, Java Tool Developers Developer, not business, friendly http://www.flosoft-systems.com "Free software != Free beer" Blog: http://www.flosoft-systems.com/flosoft_systems_community/blogs/aryeh/index.php -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFHo7zaQi2hk2LEXBARAsdxAKDPTkTXZ/s1EaFp5AIybNBSSdufKwCgtG79 tbzQNJIAPIJ0CZLidKtZP4s= =OlhM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"