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    Default Re: Why can I not delete existing windows Partitions on my 160gb IDE drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I'm not sure gdisk will be on that old version?
    Try gparted and just ask it to create a new partition table.
    - gdisk-----> not present on this Open Suse v12.2 live cdrom version
    - gparted -> not present Open Suse v12.2 live cdrom version

    But I do have a Knoppix 5.0 Live cdrom with gparted on it. will give it a try, thanks for this suggestion

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    Default Re: Why can I not delete existing windows Partitions on my 160gbIDE drive?

    On 2014-03-20 19:56, ronaldvermeij wrote:
    > *Question:*
    > Is their a Linux variant/way to verify the harddisks- hardware? (the
    > harddisk is s.m.a.r.t. enabled in the BIOS)


    smartctl

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    To all contribution-ers of this thread, final update om my IDE disk challenge.
    My 160 GB IDE harddisk turned out to be NOT BRAND NEW but had been part of a Windows XP computer.
    The disk was - in some way - damaged beyond repair on the hardware level, so I had to replace it with a new 250 GB SATA-disk ;-}.

    Thank you all for the moral! and technical! support on this challenge!
    Case Closed!

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    Default Re: Why can I not delete existing windows Partitions on my 160gbIDE drive?

    On 2014-05-14 20:56, ronaldvermeij wrote:
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    > To all contribution-ers of this thread, final update om my IDE disk
    > challenge.
    > My 160 GB IDE harddisk turned out to be NOT BRAND NEW but had been part
    > of a Windows XP computer.


    The output of "smartctl -a /dev/diskdevicename" can tell you the real
    age of a hard disk.

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