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Old 21st March 2017, 12:09 AM
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Unhappy [SOLVED] Wiped a HDD

Because of game support on Linux, I was going to duel-boot on a second 1TB drive that I had laying around in an old dead iMac. Removed it and installed it into my PC, so I wiped it using Fedora 25's "Disks". I was not aware that you needed to format it in order for my Windows 10 USB installer to recognize it. It is invisible when I try to use
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fdisk -l | grep '^Disk'
I know that it is a functioning hard drive because my UEFI sees it as simply "Hard Drive". It doesn't appear in the Disks program either.

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Old 21st March 2017, 01:58 AM
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Re: Wiped a HDD

Are you aware of the DD co.mand to write zeros over the first few sectors?
Try. Sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/your​_drive be=1m count=10.
That will wipe out the master boot record and you can use windows to install itself.

You could also try using Fedora to format a NTFS partition.
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Old 25th March 2017, 09:11 AM
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Are you aware of the DD co.mand to write zeros over the first few sectors?
Try. Sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/your​_drive be=1m count=10.
That will wipe out the master boot record and you can use windows to install itself.

You could also try using Fedora to format a NTFS partition.
The DD command is a great idea. If formatting with disks doesn't work (sometimes it doesn't) use gparted , it is quite a bit more powerful. In fact you can start with gparted.
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Old 25th March 2017, 02:22 PM
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The DD command is a great idea. If formatting with disks doesn't work (sometimes it doesn't) use gparted , it is quite a bit more powerful. In fact you can start with gparted.
The reason I mentioned dd, is often times gparted does not work, and you are not allowed to recreate the disk.
Device tab with gparted has some safety code in it to prevent redefining a disk as msdos or gpt
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Old 27th March 2017, 12:41 AM
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Re: Wiped a HDD

It seems that my power supply was not supplying enough power, as when I rewired it with a different cable (I have a modular PSU) it worked, and I followed your instructions. Then it worked like a charm Thank you
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