Hi all. I have an embedded x86 pc with a 64GB ssd. It's running windows compact currently but I want to get rid of that completely and run Linux instead. I have my own Linux build that I need to put on it. To do this I need to reformat/delete the windows partition completely, live boot it from a usb distro such as Damn Small Live and then netboot it using my own image.
Does anyone know how I can delete/format the windows partition completely from a Live DSL boot or install DSL over (to replace) windows? I tried this from a live DSL boot:
But that always returns a "FATAL" error, can't open disk. Typing "install" at the command line during boot starts installation but fails almost immediately. And when I try the graphical installer nothing happens. fdisk has the same result as cfdisk. any thoughts?