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March 23, 2010

How do I format or partition with Linux

I was given a computer that is set up with Linux. After playing with it for a few days I have decided that I want to reformat the HD and install a Windows OS. I tried popping in the windows DVD, and it wont read it. I changed my boot priority to CD drive in the bios settings, and it still wont read. I tried with my DBAN boot disk that I know has worked on other computers and I cant get this to work either.

I tried to ask the guy who gave us the machine how I can do this, but I have not gotten a response from him.

To my knowledge there is no windows partition.

If there is anyone out there who can help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

I am not looking to start a debate on Linux vs.Windows.

I am not trying to flame Linux, its just a preference thing.

I am not looking for advice on how to set up windows, this I can handle once I figure out how to format the disk, or make a partition that can be formatted to ntfs.

Thank you in advance.

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