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> want to remove mbr on a formatted drive!, i formatted the drive using fdisk but mbr is still there
post Jul 3 2006, 02:54 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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i was using rhl 9 . i recently got fedora4 and formatted my 20 gb harddisk using fdisk in DOS to install it.i also deleted all the partitons. now i just learned that fc4 is incompatible with my sysstem.i want to reinstall rhl9.

on start of installation procedure , it says the mbr is still there and exits.
i want to remove mbr so that i can reinstall rhl9 . how can it be removed!!!!!
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post Jul 3 2006, 06:36 AM
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RMS is my Hero

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You dont need fdisk to erase MBR. There is a option, during installation, that asks...where to install the bootloader? Just choose MBR(or in other words..MBR is basically first sector of first partition) and the older MBR should be gone.

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