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LXer: How I Accidentally Un-Installed Synaptic--The Debian Chronicles

Mar 24, 2007, 12:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Ruecker)

"The next day I got started on the to-do list we made in Part 1. After I got the Video card and CD drive switched out I wanted to erase Ubuntu and re-format the partition it was on. My friend suggested I use GParted so I took his advice and downloaded the Live-CD, burned it to CD-R and re-booted the computer directly into the program. GParted quickly read the two hard drives and provided a nice straight forward menu of all the partitions. Here's what they looked like:

"hda1 ext/3 4.6g Ubuntu install.
hda2 swap 1.4g 'linux-swap' partition.
hda3 ntfs 15g Windows-XP install.
hda4 fat-32 16.4g Empty windows partition.
hdb1 fat-32 60g Where I was going to install Debian..."

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