Shortest path to reclaim almost full hardisk space

Well, i thought there is a mistake such as this one..

cd /
rm -rf *

But the above would left you with nothing to begin with..

Today managed to find another shortest path of it..
by…

1. Download Ubuntu 9.10 iso image from http://www.ubuntu.com/
is not big.. is just 690Mb.

2. Get a blank CD ,and burn that iso into it.

3. Reboot the machine.
while booting up.. hold F12.
[it will prompt for one time boot menu..]

4. Then.. just press next all the way..
at the 3rd step..might need to enter your enter.
press next… next..

5. and it will ask for a reboot.
and remove the CD.

6. that’s it..
the new and shiny Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Kaola…

the default option for partitioning is :

“Erase all filesystem on hardisk /dev/sda”

is not the

“Use available free/unallocated space”
like the other distros…

all above step can be completed within less that 15minute.

the result :

total-nb-namran-disk
hahahaa..!!

now .. i am going to re-look for my “/home” directory
which is previously mounted at /dev/sda5
while the “/” is at /dev/sda1

.. so if “rm -rf /”
my “/home” would still intact.. if not mounted.

but this Ubuntu so efficient… it wipe all..

p/s : my bad for not lookin at it properly ..
pressing “Next”a bit too fast.. perhaps..

la….la.. la.. what was been missing ah..?

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2 Responses

  1. aemarx says:

    here Malaysian mirror: http://mirror.oscc.org.my/

    Unfortunately, there is no xubuntu alternate installaton cd..

    Reply
    • HawkEYE says:

      Yep.. that why resort to foreign link instead.. 😎

      anyway , thanks.

      Reply

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