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RM33
July 12th, 2010, 03:11 AM
I am using Ubuntu 9.04.

I have a dual boot partition. My Windows is Windows XP. Windows XP is totally shot. I can't even safe boot windows. Also I can't boot from the CD Rom.

Since Windows is totally unusable, I thought that I could format or drop the Windows partition from within Ubuntu. My goal is to wipe the Windows partition clean and reinstall Windows XP.

What can I do to make this happen.

mikewhatever
July 12th, 2010, 04:05 AM
Removing a partition from Ubuntu is easy, just use Gparted. That said, the inability to boot from cdrom is the real problem. How exactly are you planning to install Windows without that?