General :: Cannot Login, Need Fresh Start (reformat Two Hard Drives) *server Edition*?

Apr 6, 2010

I recently aquired server with TWO hard drives.For reason unknown (hehe) i installed unbuntu server on both hard drives.This is causeing me some problems, and i would like to wipe everything and start over, would like to put unbuntu server on one hard drive and use the other for free space.P.S I have had Unbuntu server run succsessfully i am just unclear on how to clear a hard drive of any OS.Oh did i mention the first time i used linux was 3 days ago? Ye i am a newby (sigh)

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Code:
Traceback (most recent call last):
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sudo mdadm --examine --scan -v
ARRAY /dev/md0 level=raid10 num-devices=4 UUID=91c36708:a7cbb532:5b51dc92:ba008491
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