[ALUG] formatting a hard drive in linux

Barrys linux mail bazubuntumail at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Nov 18 12:38:43 GMT 2008


I thought windows may try and boot from the linux drive, Thats why i 
want it erased as drivers will be wrong for desktop.
Barry



(Ted Harding) wrote:
> On 16-Nov-08 21:41:28, Barry Chater wrote:
>   
>> hi
>> I am intending to take a hard drive from a laptop and place it in a 
>> windows desktop.This drive has Ubuntu on it and so as not to cause any 
>> problems in windows, i would like to erase the operating system on it 
>> before removing from the laptop. Any tips on the best way to do this?
>> Once in the desktop i plan to install Ubuntu back on it( i still have 
>> the live disc).
>> thanks
>> Barry
>>     
>
> I'm not sure what "problems in windows" you might get simply by
> putting a Linux drive in the desktop -- so long as it is not the
> Primary Master from which the desktop boots!
>
> Simply placing it in the desktop should give rise to the same
> situation as if you first erased Linux, installed the drive,
> and then re-sinstalled Linux. Or ami I missing something?
>
> Ted.
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> Date: 16-Nov-08                                       Time: 21:25:54
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