If your goal is to wipe the drive before installing the OS, you could use a third party solution. I am a fan of Killdisk but Gparted Live is also an awesome solution for other partition edit tools.
Here's a link to Gparted:http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
Here's a link to Killdisk:http://killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm
I think Gparted has an option to make a bootable CD within the installer, but you can always build an ISO and burn it to disk or a USB drive.