On Monday, Dec 30, 2002, at 04:19 Europe/Berlin, Phil wrote: > I want to sell this machine but I want to make sure all the data is > removed > before I sell it. > > What is the best way to initilize the hard drive? Is reinstallation of > the > software difficult? > if all you want is kill the data, just reinstall with default settings, thats even easier then windows install. just boot of software cd1 and follow the on screen dialog. since you don't have to care about a nicely installed system, just click ok till you are done. -- Barbie - Prayers are like junkmail for Jesus I have seen things you lusers would not believe. I've seen Sun monitors on fire off the side of the multimedia lab. I've seen NTU lights glitter in the dark near the Mail Gate. All these things will be lost in time, like the root partition last week. Time to die.