Originally Posted by keekl
First time poster with a real newbie question:
Is it possible that I can remove entirely the MS software from my computer before installing ubuntu? I have the discs here, and I'm getting a Mac this weekend for general use, and this system is going to be converted to linux. I understand about the dual boots, but can I just toss the MS out all together and how would I do it?
Piece o' cake......
Boot from the install CD and follow the instructions. When you get to the part about partitions, you have several choices:
- Automatic (or similar)---give the whole disk to Ubuntu
- Manual---set up your own partitions
- Use existing
I recommend manual partitioning: First, delete all existing partitions, then create:
- ext3 linux partition for / : ~10GB
- linux swap parttion: ~1GB
Leave the rest of the disk unpartitioned (for adding things later)