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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Does Hard Drive Need to be Formatted Before Install?
 Date:  Wed, 17 Oct 2007 22:13:17 -0500
Chris Buechler wrote:
> 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.

To be slightly more clear, you do not need to format in advance, or 
erase anything.  As for getting the file, I just cd to the /tmp 
directory and wget or ftp the image.