Topic: Easy Way to Use GParted to Wipe Entire HDD Partition Table?
Am a Real Beginner with Linux Command Line.
Recently checked my 40GB Maxtor HD with DBAN 1.0.6 and it shows 2 Drives (each Drive has 5 Partitions).
Then used Ubuntu 6.10 Live and gParted to check and found this whole HDD is NTFS (No Partitions).
Since am new to GParted did a forum search using key words "how to Wipe Partition Table"
Checked post by gedakc in "Re: formatting HDD for windows 7 install" http://gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtopic.php?id=17321 explaining "To overwrite the initial part of the disk, use the following comand in a GNU/Linux terminal window:
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/path-to-disk-device count=63
Where /path-to-disk-device is something like /dev/sda
After zeroing the initial part of the disk, you can try re-installing Windows."
This was preceeded by "CAUTION: This will wipe out the partition table and data on the disk. Be sure to choose the correct drive path!"
Do not feel comfortable doing this. Is there any easy way to use GParted to wipe the HDD Partition Table of "Old Info"