I am currently in terminal in 'Diskutility' trying to remove everything from my HD including the Recovery Partition which is corrupted. I am using : rm -f System or rm -f Library as examples and I get" Library is a Directory error.

I have an embedded system placed in my Mac and it has caused me 1000's of dollars and no Mac help from Apple.

Can someone assist here as it does involve an emergency.

Thank you.

  • why? just reformat. – Jasen Apr 1 '18 at 8:05

You could delete recursively using rm -Rf but I’m not really sure if you should do this.

  • I used -rf and also -R to see and then deleted everything after saving the text to file. I have learned that deleting or reformatting with Disk Utility just does not delete everything especially if someone gets into the ;Recovery Partition. – David Johnson Apr 2 '18 at 6:48

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