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Format a Ubuntu Hard Drive on Windows 7?

  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
May 6, 2014 4:24:57 PM

I'm trying to format a Linux drive so I can re-install Ubuntu on it for a friend, and it's not giving me any options in Windows other than the name of the drive. Is there any program to format it within Windows?

I also tried to just make another Ubuntu .iso on a flash drive via ImgBurn, but it wasn't working, and I couldn't just boot of a flash drive, and install linux on the hard drive.

Any thoughts to either of the dilemmas?

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a c 601 $ Windows 7
May 6, 2014 5:09:10 PM

Just as with Windows, a Linux OS should be installed on the HDD while it is in the target system.
Linux is a little better at this, but it really should be in the target system during the install.

Given the ubuntu ISO, follow the directions and make a DVD or USB flashdrive for the install.