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 From:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Does Hard Drive Need to be Formatted Before Install?
 Date:  Wed, 17 Oct 2007 20:43:33 -0400
On 10/17/07, Mark Weisler <mark at weisler dash saratoga dash ca dot us> wrote:
> Hi,
> Does a hard drive that is going to run m0n0wall need to be formatted before
> installing m0n0wall on it?
> I am planning to use  a live CD to boot the computer. Then insert a USB drive
> with generic-pc-1.231.img on it.
> If I issue 'gunzip -c generic-pc-1.231.img | dd of=/dev/hdX bs=16k' will that
> format the drive?

Yes. The entire file system is contained in the img.