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Merps
November 15th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Hey

What linux utilities can I use to format a hdd? Probably needs to be burnt from ISO and run from a downsized Linux kernel.

ECPCLINUX
November 15th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Gparted you can find it at Synaptic Package Manager. Or you can download an ISO image if you want to use it in other system or as a tool, from here:

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

Hope this helps!

overdrank
November 15th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Hey

What linux utilities can I use to format a hdd? Probably needs to be burnt from ISO and run from a downsized Linux kernel.

Hi and welcome, you can use gparted on the Ubuntu live cd or download its own. :)

Peter09
November 15th, 2008, 01:10 PM
gparted will allow you to partition and format a hd

Peter09
November 15th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Hey three responses in less than a minute all saying the same thing

Is there an echo in here .....:)

Merps
November 15th, 2008, 01:13 PM
gparted will allow you to partition and format a hd

Hey thanks everyone, Gparted seems to be the winner, what about Dban?

ajgreeny
November 15th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Dban (Duke's Boot and Nuke) is a tool more for securely deleting everything on a hard disk by multiple overwriting, not strictly for formatting a drive, though it may do that, I'm not sure. It also takes forever to work its magic on a large drive If all you want to do is format a drive to a specific file system, and most are available, gparted is the tool of choice.