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I currently have Windows 7 installed, and a botched, crippled, Linux Mint install.

Here was how I planned to procede:
DBAN entire harddrive with Linux+Windows installed.
Separate 2 partitions. 20GB *Linux* + 500GB *Windows* =520GB/640GB
Install Windows 7.
Install Linux Mint or Ubuntu, haven't decided yet.

But DBAN won't work. It takes 5 seconds, and finishes because of bad sectors.

So...two questions.
1- Does my methodology seem good?
2- Why won't Dban work? How do I resolve that problem? frown.gif
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Burn GParted to CD or USB to format your HDD and proceed as you are. I find GParted does a great job with managing harddrives and different OSes.

GParted Download: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

I'm not familiar with DBAN so I can't comment on why it's not working.
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if you already have a ubuntu live cd it should have gparted, thats how i usually do it
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Ok ...
For now I installed DBAN Beta 2.2.6 and its working fine. 5 hours elapsed, 4.5 to go.

Any other tips/suggestions for my dual boot installation?
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