how not to initialize HD

Darr darr at
Mon Aug 2 23:29:22 UTC 2010

On Monday, 02 August, 2010 @12:46 zulu, Paul Cartwright scribed:

> not a matter of getting RID of it, it's GONE, since I redid my
> partitions.. reclaimed space :)
> wonder what happens if I press that button NOW..."NO, DON'T DO IT
> :-0)"

If that's the drive that came in your Dell, no - you didn't get rid of it.

MediaDirect 1 and 2 were installed in hidden partitions that partitioning 
utils simply cannot see.

Depending on who made your drive, you might be able to recover the space 
(seagate=yes; WD=no). 

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