I just re-built my desktop. I have a brand new 2TB drive and I'm also re-using a 250GB drive with Windows XP installed. The problem is that the XP drive has a virus that was causing the computer (before the re-build) to reboot swiftly and unexpectedly after Windows starts.
I have yet to turn on my re-built computer!
I am currently not worried about losing the data on the XP drive. My desired end-result would be a re-image of XP on the 250GB drive and to install Ubuntu 12.04 on the new 2TB drive.
What order should I do things in order to get to that point? I need to (in some order):
- See that my new setup can POST
- Configure the new hardware
- Re-image the 250GB drive with Windows XP
- Install Ubuntu 12.04 on the 2TB drive
… without having the virus cause any more problems. Understanding the reasoning behind the process would be very helpful.