How to start clean install again?
jayobrien at att.net
Tue Aug 17 01:13:29 PDT 2004
> Jay O'Brien <jayobrien at att.net> wrote:
>>What's the best way to erase an installation of FreeBSD
>>completely from a HD and start over? I'm installing 4.10
>>from am ISO CD, and it installs fine. However, I would
>>like to start over from scratch and it "remembers" some
>>of what was on the HD from the last install. If I were
>>in Windows/DOS I would just "format C:" but that doesn't
>>seem to be an option here.
Bill Moran wrote:
> During the reinstall, when it comes time to slice the disk with fdisk,
> simply delete the previous slice and recreate it. That will blow away
> anything that existed before.
Andras Kende wrote:
> Boot from CD as usual
> When displaying the hard disk with FreeBSD slice click on Delete key...
> Then just recreate the partition as before...
Thanks, that does the job. Much appreciated.
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