Does installing a new Linux OS erase the hard drive?
April 8, 2011 9:51 AM Subscribe
Will installing a Linux Operating System onto an old Windows laptop fully erase the contents of the hard drive?
posted by ElisaOS to Technology (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My friend gave me an old Windows laptop. It has text files on it that he would prefer for others to never see.
I am using the laptop to teach a friend's child about installing Linux.
If I install the Linux Ubuntu Operating System on the pc, NOT for dual boot, will his hard drive be securely erased?