Quick and dirty partition map deleting?

First off I must say that QNX 6.1 beta does install OK on my
Dell Latitude XPi P75D with the Advanced Port Replicator 3! :slight_smile:
I can even get 16bit color, after installing.

But during the install it only offers to delete ONE partition to make
room for QNX. I have a “leftover” Linux swap partition to get rid of.
Its from all the failed attempts at getting any version of Linux on it.
No matter what I tried, not one Linux boot disk that was supposed to
support this SCSI controller would ever see it.

Anyway, now that I know QNX will work on the thing I want a quick and
dirty way of totally blowing away the partition map so I can give the
whole 720 meg HD to QNX. I know I can download 2 or 3 Linux disk images,
spend a lot of time rawriting them to floppies then about 15 minutes
booting the thing then run Linux FDISK to wipe it. But I’ve been down
that road many times with this laptop and Linux and I’m sick of it.

I just want something that will work FAST like a good antacid to wipe
the drive clean. :stuck_out_tongue:

P.S. I’ve even thought about reformatting the QNX partition as FAT32
then purposely infecting it with the CIH virus. Damn Linux swap
partitions are impervious to DOS/Win9x FDISK. Linux can live on my
old P166 since its too blind to see the SCSI on the laptop. :stuck_out_tongue:

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 01:46:15 -0600, “Gregg E.” <gregg1@valint.net>
wrote:

First off I must say that QNX 6.1 beta does install OK on my
Dell Latitude XPi P75D with the Advanced Port Replicator 3! > :slight_smile:
I can even get 16bit color, after installing.

Glad to hear it… Check the QNX fdisk doc for the info on

erasing the partition table.

ako

But during the install it only offers to delete ONE partition to make
room for QNX. I have a “leftover” Linux swap partition to get rid of.
Its from all the failed attempts at getting any version of Linux on it.
No matter what I tried, not one Linux boot disk that was supposed to
support this SCSI controller would ever see it.

Anyway, now that I know QNX will work on the thing I want a quick and
dirty way of totally blowing away the partition map so I can give the
whole 720 meg HD to QNX. I know I can download 2 or 3 Linux disk images,
spend a lot of time rawriting them to floppies then about 15 minutes
booting the thing then run Linux FDISK to wipe it. But I’ve been down
that road many times with this laptop and Linux and I’m sick of it.

I just want something that will work FAST like a good antacid to wipe
the drive clean. > :stuck_out_tongue:

P.S. I’ve even thought about reformatting the QNX partition as FAT32
then purposely infecting it with the CIH virus. Damn Linux swap
partitions are impervious to DOS/Win9x FDISK. Linux can live on my
old P166 since its too blind to see the SCSI on the laptop. > :stuck_out_tongue: