Formatting Drives before install of OF

Is there a way to format the drives before installation. We have 2 drives and it has tied home to both drives. We want to format to remove this structure

What are “OF” and “it”?

Microsoft uses term “format”. Storage management in Linux might mention:

  • Creation of partitions
  • Initialization of filesystems
  • Setting system to mount filesystem(s) during boot

Yes, it is possible to “format” before, during, and after (assuming that “installation” means installation of the Linux distro).
However, if you do have a filesystem in use, then there can be extra steps. Details do matter.

For example, output of lsblk -o name,size,type,fstype,mountpoint tells useful details.