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Old 09-18-2006, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to reformat my windows XP Pro version, its not a legal version and i cant find the disk any way to go about reformating with out a disk
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Open a terminal and:
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sudo mkdosfs /dev/hda
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Open a terminal and:
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sudo mkdosfs /dev/hda
No it would probaly be

Code:
 sudo mkdosfs /dev/hda1
Most hard drives are primaraly hda1. Im a right?
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So you want to get rid of the illegal copy on your computer?

That's what format does. You can use anything from 98 to XP floppy boot disk to format the drive.

Killux: just do fdisk -l and you'll know

hda = entire first disk
hda1= first primary partition of first disk
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Yes, my bad, /dev/hda1 ... and that is of course if the Windows installation is on the first partition of the first IDE harddrive.

You could also do
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cat /proc/partitions
for a shorter list than fdisk -l
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