can I wipe the entire drive during install with netboot?

Asked by Andrew Henry on 2008-01-03

I have no cdrom and no floppy and the laptop cannot boot from usb. WinXP is currently installed. Can I use netboot to install Ubuntu and format the whole hard drive during the netboot installation to ext3 or do I have to keep the Windows partition that I installed netboot into?

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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #1

Yes, unlike Wubi, UNetbootin can be used to format the entire hard drive and replace Windows entirely with Ubuntu; just select the "erase all partitions and install Ubuntu" option when prompted during the partitioning stage (after rebooting).

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #2

Since I presume that my previous reply answers the question, marking this question as solved.

David Barrett (dbarrett) said : #3

Quick question (I'm just wrapping my head around this so I apologize if it makes no sense): if the entire hard drive gets wiped, where is the ISO kept? Is the entire thing loaded into RAM?