So my daughters HP mini 110 that has XP as the OS wont let me format the HD. I want some help to figure out how to format the hard drive and also help installing Linux Ubuntu on it. The HP Mini has no cd/dvd drive so I will need to use a USB stick. I have turned it off and on and hit F6 but it takes me to a system recovery mode which only provides me with 2 dates which I can recover back to. I don't want to recover my HP Mini, I want to format the entire HD and install Linux as the operating system. Can anyone assist me please?