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Old 08-04-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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how to erase and reinstall linux partition


hi all,

ive fedora (not workin) + windows xp in my pc. linux was installed first, its also the default on dual booting

i need to erase fedora and replace it by ubuntu. im new at this and have no idea what to do

any help would be mostly welcome
 
Old 08-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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hi all,

ive fedora (not workin) + windows xp in my pc. linux was installed first, its also the default on dual booting

i need to erase fedora and replace it by ubuntu. im new at this and have no idea what to do

any help would be mostly welcome
Put in the ubuntu cd/dvd, boot from it, and when it asks you which partition to load onto, select the one where your existing Fedora installation is. Be sure to select "format" on that partition, so it will blow everything there away, and load fresh. Also be sure to select the right partition....
 
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hey thanks

will that interfere with dual bootin?
 
Old 08-05-2008, 09:23 AM   #4
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hey thanks

will that interfere with dual bootin?
When you do a fresh load, it will put a new boot record out there, with new menu choices and everything...you are essentially starting from scratch again.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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i was about to install and it says that if ubuntu is installed from windows the dual bootin is automatically defined. therefore, is there a way to erase fedora independently from ubuntu?
 
Old 08-05-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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btw i can still run fedora
 
Old 08-05-2008, 01:40 PM   #7
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btw i can still run fedora
Read the above post. If you put the disk in and boot from it, select the Fedora partition to install ubuntu on. Tell the installer to format it...fedora will be erased, because the disk will be formatted, before ubuntu is installed onto it.

If you want to install ubuntu on top of what's already there (triple boot), finish the install, boot into ubuntu, and format the fedora partition manually. Don't know how else to explain it simpler...if you format the disk, it's gone....
 
Old 08-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
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well ive to define partitions manually otherwise it will partition windows. im doin that now, so that i erased fedora (i hope) and then select forward and get the following message: no root file system is defined. please correct this from the partitioning menu

what shall i do?
 
Old 08-05-2008, 03:55 PM   #9
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ok that is solved, now how do i add swap space?
 
Old 08-05-2008, 04:03 PM   #10
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haha done too
 
Old 08-05-2008, 04:05 PM   #11
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Hi,

You should have a swap already defined. From the cli do; 'fdisk -l' to show the information.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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Smile

i selected 1,9 gb for swap. its installed now. it was a lot easier than i thought

thank you both
 
Old 08-05-2008, 04:46 PM   #13
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actually ive already one question. i selected to import files from windows. i cant find some of them, are they supposed to be all imported?
 
Old 08-06-2008, 02:35 AM   #14
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Don't erase fedora erase windows xp and replace it with ubuntu ok much better setup
 
Old 08-06-2008, 01:30 PM   #15
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haha too late, its done already, im quite happy cause everything went great, i was really afraid
 
  


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