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Old 09-02-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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format drive for Elementary os Installation


Hi guys,i have decided to install Elementary Luna os and want to replace windows 7,but the problem is i have 5 partition from C to G,i don't want a dual boot and don't want to completely erase hard drive,just C part and protect other partitions,i am just a noob,help !
 
Old 09-02-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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Boot from a Linux DVD and use gparted to view (but not change) your disks and the partitions on each one.
 
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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Ok i will check it,Thanks Jeremy
 
Old 09-02-2014, 05:16 PM   #4
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Even though the following guide is for dual booting it goes through the steps of a manual set up which is necessary for what you want to accomplish. It would be nice to know exactly how the drive is partitioned.

Typical linux installations have more then one partition but it isn't absolutely necessary. If you have free space in your other partitions you can shrink them to create space for additional linux partitions. Always back up any important data since this can be a bit scary if you have never done this before.

http://itsfoss.com/guide-install-elementary-os-luna/
 
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:01 AM   #5
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Thanks michaelk
 
  


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