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Old 21st March 2017, 12:09 AM
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Unhappy Wiped a HDD

Because of game support on Linux, I was going to duel-boot on a second 1TB drive that I had laying around in an old dead iMac. Removed it and installed it into my PC, so I wiped it using Fedora 25's "Disks". I was not aware that you needed to format it in order for my Windows 10 USB installer to recognize it. It is invisible when I try to use
 fdisk -l
fdisk -l | grep '^Disk'
I know that it is a functioning hard drive because my UEFI sees it as simply "Hard Drive". It doesn't appear in the Disks program either.
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Old 21st March 2017, 01:58 AM
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Re: Wiped a HDD

Are you aware of the DD co.mand to write zeros over the first few sectors?
Try. Sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/your​_drive be=1m count=10.
That will wipe out the master boot record and you can use windows to install itself.

You could also try using Fedora to format a NTFS partition.
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