I recently wiped two hard drives with a livecd program called DBAN (www.dban.org, and no, not Debian) but I had to turn the computer off halfway through the wipe. Both hard drives are 250GB, both Dell. I was able to install Kubuntu Linux onto one hard drive, and so far it's worked out great. But the second hard drive however, is a problem. I tried to install XP (SP3) to it, but the installer said that there wasn't an XP friendly partition on there, even as the installer MADE one. So I used GPARTED Live to make an NTFS Partition on that hard drive. I tried the install again, but the XP Partitioner said, yet again, that there was no XP friendly partition. My question is, should I wipe only the f-ed up hard drive fully so that theres nothing on it (no bad partitions, anything like that) and then attempt the install again? Also, I've used this same XP Disk (Slipstreamed SP3) before, and the cd isn't scratched at all.
--Steinpooch of The Atari Nebula.
Edited by SteinPooch, 30 July 2010 - 06:46 AM.