Re: Help with installation





--- On Fri, 10/2/09, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Help with installation
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009, 6:56 PM


Michael White wrote:
Thanks for the reply, however I am not looking to back up anything. I just want a clean wipe of everything that is on the HDD. I can't afford another HDD right now so this one will have to do. I want to fully erase everything that has to do with Windows and all file data back to the original drive so that I can then load Ubuntu on it. I don't care what gets deleted (except whatever I need to allow me to start from scratch).

--- On Fri, 10/2/09, dean <deanubuntu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: dean <deanubuntu@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Help with installation
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009, 6:25 AM


Michael White wrote:
Hi, I have been thinking about making a switch from Windows to Linux
for awhile now. Yesterday my desktop caught a really bad case of
spyware. Now all I want to do is format my hard drive and load Ubuntu
onto the desktop. I was wondering if you guys would be able to assit
me in how to do so. I was running Windows XP SP3. Any help would be
appreciated.

    Your hard drive may have more than one partition. But if it
had just windows then it took the entire first partition.
Since you do not want to save anything from windows, put your
LiveCD inthe cd device and when it comes up after some simple
questions it will ask if you want to install  linux on the
entire hard drive. Say yes and follow the instructions.

    Today it is hard to get any updates. So wait till Sunday to
try for them.


73 Karl





If your thinking of doing a totally switch with no Windows I would
probably recommend getting a spare drive to back your data up so you can
convert any drives to ext3/ext4.  I find NTFS-3G to be a CPU hog and it
isn't needed if your going 100% linux.




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