I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine.
My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where I am stuck: I have an SSD currently that I need to reformat and then partition but am not sure what tool I can use to do that. I have been looking for something similar to FDISK but I'm not sure that I'm even looking for the right thing. I think I should be booting from one of my optical drives to do this, is that right? I think I should then proceed with data-wiping, partition setup, Win7/Ubuntu installations in that order.
Here are some details on my system and what I figured out so far:
- I have the Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop installation disk and a number of Win/Linux utilities however I seem to be missing a program that I can boot from one of my optical drives with.
- My system drive is a 480gb Corsair SSD on and Asus P8Z77.
- Not sure this matters but just in case it is helpful in some way: The SSD drive currently has Windows 7SP1 but it was damaged after an IE10 update that I've rolled back but continue to suffer issues which point to a damaged Win7 installation.