How to format and erase any partitions?

Luis Paulo luis.barbas at
Sun Nov 14 22:33:50 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 21:27,  <mdovell at> wrote:
> I remember doing this with 9.10 quite a bit.  Is there any way with 10.04 to
> do a simple wipe and clean install?

If you are sure you want to remove all partitions from a disk, you may run
$ sudo fdisk /dev/sdX
and select option "o", then "w" to write and exit

Note: o   create a new empty DOS partition table

At least, this is how I do it.

But, as Jordon said, that, and also create new partitions and format,
can be done during install


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