On my windows partition i have a nasty rootkit called "zeroaccess" and it is quite evil. It crashes the system with in 10 seconds of boot time when logged into the profile. So since im duel booting i want to remove the windows section. But there is a recovery volume that can restore it back to a fresh install. My guess is it wont remove the rootkit and since i duel boot ubuntu/windows 7 (win7 only to play d3) it will write over the ubuntu partition if i do use the recovery option.
I could use a partition editor on the ubuntu side to kill the windows?
(diablo 3 is not so hot in wine btw :\ but i cant play it if i cant boot into windows)
But i do need to reinstall ubuntu again so it wont be a real loss on the ubuntu side because everything is backed up and ready for a reinstall.
If i am going to destory the data on this computer to get rid of the rootkit and make use of the wasted windows space i need a way to security wipe the drive. on my ubuntu 10.10 computer i had a command that i could use if my house got raided it was : (if your reading this do not run this command it wipes the computer) but i used: sudo shred /dev/sda -n 7 (what is the 12.04 equivalent command?) I have also read that even if i do wipe the drive and install fresh that it could be still there?
Is it worth saving the windows partition and having to reinstall ubuntu or just making ubuntu the default os?
im going to bed thanks for any help with this matter