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Old 11-16-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
keekl
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Initial hardware set up for linux


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?

Thanks
 
Old 11-16-2006, 06:48 PM   #2
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Easy - just delete the Windows partition when formatting during install & overwrite with Linux partitions or whatever you want & its done .

BTW welcome to LQ
 
Old 11-16-2006, 06:52 PM   #3
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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?

Thanks
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
  • etc.
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)
 
Old 11-16-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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Wow thanks, you guys are quick to respond. I look forward to working with you on this project.
 
  


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