here's my story..
I got 3 SSD drives to test out some open source operating systems.. Since Ubuntu accepted my onboard RAID 0, I used the 2 SSD's with Ubuntu last to store data on, but first I installed BSD a couple times on them. I ended up having to find a freeware thing online which saved the two SSD's and I was able to run those two with my system now. However, I have one SSD left and I want to try booting from USBs as well, but I seem to run into the same problem with both the SSD's and USBs: no matter what I do Ubuntu keeps wanting to save something on those drives, call it "lost and found" (locked so I can't see what's in it), and that seems to be what's holding up my disks from being able to COMPETELY ERASE A HARD DRIVE WITH NOTHING NOTHING ON IT!!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING!!!!!!!! Just a fresh SSD and USB to reload the operating systems.. Both the SSD's and USB seem have the same problem finding a way to boot.. tand formatting but that doesn't dAnd the two SSD's that work can't not work without loading into the Grub screen (which I timed out to 0 seconds but it still shows up for a second)..
Thus far, I've tried Gparted, Disk Utility, Shred.. and some program online that was able to fix my solid state drives to load ubuntu on them, but I lost that.. I just want a bootable drive with NO GRUB whatsoever!!!!!! Just one whole disk with NO LEFTOVERS!!! That's it(why can't it be this easy?). I'm not worried about security or secure delete, I just want bootable disks, that's all.. How do I do this? I understand formatting but that doesn't do the trick either
for whatever reason, shredding, deleting partitions and reformatting doesn't actually erase everything.. I wanna know how to do this cause it seems you should be able to do this more easily..