Originally Posted by Ubbbuunto
Currently booted live with Ubuntu 14.04.02 lts i386
I think i386 means the Ubuntu live OS was meant for an Intel 32-bit processor. But you have an AMD 64-bit processor.
But never mind, if the live OS works, then you can use it to install a full Ubuntu OS onto your hard disk.
Do I need the 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04.02 lts ISO or will the 32 bit ISO i386 suffice?
Your processor is 64-bit so you should select the 64-bit .iso to install Ubuntu. You may lose performance from your chip if you select the 32-bit.
How do I go about shredding the HD booting live with Ubuntu 14.04.02 lts i386
'Shred it' is a Windows program - I don't think you can install it onto your Ubuntu live OS.
What you can do is install a linux program onto the live OS which will perform the same actions as Shred it.
I'm guessing you want to re-format a portion of your hard disk.
If so, you can boot the Ubuntu live OS and install gparted.
Then open gparted and create a partition on your hard disk (where you will install your new Ubuntu OS).
You can change the filesystem from NTFS to ext4 for example. This will re-format the partition and create a filesystem which Ubuntu is compatible with.
If there are any bad blocks, gparted will see it.
Obviously, you don't want to accidentally kill your Windows OS (which I presume is already on the disk). So familiarise yourself with the gparted tool before you use it.
Now that you have Ubuntu live OS, you can now use linux programs. They are downloaded from the Ubuntu repository and more secure than Windows programs downloaded from websites we don't know anything about.
Edit: Aha, I see from the above post Shred is also a linux pgm!