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ok, ive got a 30gb hdd that i need to completely zero because i want to install fedora, but due to its size its causing problems and such, telling me i have low memory. so i need a good program that will run in dos from a cd that will allow me to zero out my hdd for a fedora install. the hdd is a western digital, just in case make its an issue.

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you can't make it "zero". this is very normal to have some tiny space taken. how much space is taken?
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Are you talking about clearing it completely?

Fedora's installer can format the drive for you...
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Are you talking about clearing it completely?

Fedora's installer can format the drive for you...
yes i am talking about completely cleaning it. fedora cant do it anymore because it says there is no space on the hard drive. so i think that i completely clean it out it will work from there
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What version of Fedora are you trying to install?
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What version of Fedora are you trying to install?
i am going to install fedora 7
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why is this a time article??
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why is this a time article??
And why is it about Jerry Seinfeld?



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i am going to install fedora 7
Boot from the CD, and when it asks you what drive you want to install to, choose your 30GB and select "Remove all partitions on selected drives and create default layout"
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And why is it about Jerry Seinfeld?
lol his bad jokes will format my hdd for me

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And why is it about Jerry Seinfeld?





Boot from the CD, and when it asks you what drive you want to install to, choose your 30GB and select "Remove all partitions on selected drives and create default layout"


thats what i do but it donst work, it tells me that i have to do swap space, and then when it trys to copy the cd image on to the hdd it tells me its low on space and the everything goes bad from there....
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