Okay, in my zeal to install Ubuntu as primary OS on a new netbook I seem to have fouled things up pretty badly.
On first booting (prior to W7 installation) the netbook, I brainfarted and didn't hit F2 for BIOS (to change boot order). I compounded this mistake pretty severely when I killed the netbook in the midst of Windows setup.
I seem to be stuck in some kind of in between hell now. Trying to go back to Windows installation fails but when I run Ubuntu Live Session from USB, the Install Ubuntu 11.10 shortcut on the desktop is not working.
That's my set up; here are my questions:
1) Is there a way to reformat from the USB to fix this? I don't have anything to lose file-wise and I don't care if I have to blow the Windows installation files away.
2) If I can't reformat from the Linux USB, how can I fix this without resorting to getting my hands on a Windows image to boot from? It seems like an especially cruel punishment that I should have to do that just to get rid of Windows and install Linux.