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adop
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need to reformat server

I have ESX3 running, I want to delete all data, rm -rf does not work from command line.  How does one reformat (delete/expunge) theo vmware os?

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iw123
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you could boot to a linux live CD then format the disks. Why not just format when you install new OS? 

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adop
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thanks.   My customer wanted the 'warm and fuzzy' feeling/confirmation that all prior data was formatted.   Matter of fact they would take some enjoymnent from issueing the command line themselves.   Are you aware of a command that can be issued at command line to reformat data?   To date all iterations fo 'rm' are not working..

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