Removing volume partitions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Robofunc, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Robofunc macrumors member

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    #1
    I searched the forums for previous threads and didn't find any that anwered my question, so here goes:

    I'm trying to completely wipe a hard drive that has been divided into three volumes — OSX 10.3, Classic system and general storage.

    I'd like to get this drive back to "brand-new" condition — no data, no partitions, ready for a new OS install.

    Should I eject the Classic and storage volumes in Disk Utility and then do an "erase and install", or is that not going to get me all the way there?

    thanks!
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Boot from the install DVD, run Disk Utility from the DVD and delete all the partitions. Then run a 'Erase and Install'.
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Delete/eject NOT necessary :)
    Boot from installer disk and use the "erase & install".....
     
  4. Robofunc thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay. How do I launch Disk Utility from the DVD? I'm not seeing a way to browse the disk or launch apps when I'm booted like that.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Choose it from the Installer menu at the top of the screen.
     

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