Re: Format Harddrive with GRUB installed
I'll take a stab at it ... I'll stay high level, and see if you need more details.
First, review the guidance on installing/reinstalling Grub. It's not that difficult -- here's what a guy wrote on Kubuntu Forums -- just scroll to Section 4: http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/inde...opic=3106368.0
So, use GParted, highlight the partition on the XP drive, right-click it and change the filesystem to ext4, and "Apply".
Make a mount point, recommended location for hard drive partitions is /mnt.
Next, you'll need to edit /etc/fstab to change whatever the mount line for XP says. Use "mount by-uuid", and you can find the UUID for the new filesystem with the "blkid" command. Use "mount -a" to mount it, and "mount" to verify that it mounts correctly.
sudo mkdir -p /mnt/NEWSTUFF
Finally, use the guidance to install grub wherever you want it.
Intel Core i7-950 / Asus P6X58D-E / Nvidia GTX480 / siduction 64-bit on OCZ Revodrive SSD / KDE4.10.2/ Kubuntu 13.04