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I have this problem which is really annoying and I want to reset my system and install clean Linux distribution to hopefully solve the problem.

So is it possible to install new distro while I am in already booted? I have heard that there is an option to install Ubuntu directly from Windows.

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    Debian has debootstrap wiki.debian.org/Debootstrap which allows to do that. Of course it is distro-specific thing. – myaut Feb 7 '15 at 19:43
  • Do a search for "Linux virtual machine" or "Linux virtualization". – Faheem Mitha Feb 7 '15 at 20:17
  • is it possible to erase all the data and install clean debian with that tool – Blake Feb 7 '15 at 21:24
  • I don't know about installing directly from Windows, but why not just do the normal thing, create a bootable CD and boot and install from that? – Ray Andrews Feb 8 '15 at 5:17
  • It seems that I cannot boot from CD. I tried but could not successfully booted from the disk. – Blake Feb 8 '15 at 9:34

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