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BZF
April 13th, 2010, 12:16 AM
I want to fully wipe my hardrive clean. It has a full installation of ubuntu on it and I want to know how to wipe it clean so I can reinstall a fresh install of a new OS. This may have been asked before but I couldn't find anything about it

BZF
April 13th, 2010, 12:37 AM
Or should I just have the BIOS boot off of the CD? Please Respond

MooPi
April 13th, 2010, 12:40 AM
You can boot from the live CD and use the disk utility called gparted. It is located under administration. Gparted will allow you to delete or format partitions.

wojox
April 13th, 2010, 12:42 AM
It would be a lot quicker to just boot the CD and install it. If you really need to scrub the drive Google dban. Depending on the size of your hard drive it could take a few hours to wipe it clean.

BZF
April 13th, 2010, 12:47 AM
ok then. The OS i'm going to install is Windows 7, so thats why I was wondering if I should just run : fdisk, on terminal, or have the BIOS boot off the CD

wojox
April 13th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Boot of the CD.

BZF
April 13th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Alright guys, thanks for the help