HDD Reformat - is it the whole disk ?

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peterworks

peterworks

Ye Olde Bowler
You don't format disks, you format partitions (on the Humax at least)
Point taken. I assume that if you fit a new hd of 1tb then the Humax can partition and format as necessary (I know that over 1 tb is a different story).
So I suppose my question is "How can I put the current 1tb drive into an 'unused' state ?" ie, totally blank it and let the box do the necessary.
 

prpr

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I assume that if you fit a new hd of 1tb then the Humax can partition and format as necessary (I know that over 1 tb is a different story).
Yes. Current firmware can handle up to 2TB.
So I suppose my question is "How can I put the current 1tb drive into an 'unused' state ?" ie, totally blank it and let the box do the necessary.
Something like:
Code:
humax# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda
You need to do this from maintenance mode of course, with no filesystems mounted (umount /dev/sda1 etc.).
 
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