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Old 10-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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unstall and reinstall


how can i uninstall ubuntu 7.04 and reinstall same
](i think i need a clean install)

i am running xp as dual boot i tried 12.04 it would not run
 
Old 10-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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You do not need to uninstall anything. Just boot your 12.04 DVD and during the installation process you'll have a chance to format the old Ubuntu partition and install a new version on it. Be careful. Make sure you're installing Ubuntu on the right partition. Otherwise you might overwrite your XP installation. Before you do anything, make sure you know your partition setup. From the existing Ubuntu installation, you can use gparted to identify your existing linux partition.

Now for the second part of your question:

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it would not run
You need to be more specific and descriptive. Does it boot of a DVD at all? What happens?
 
Old 10-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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In order to re-install Ubuntu 7.04 you need it's setup (i.e. .iso or bootable CD).
You can delete it from Windows, as My Computer > Manage > Disk Management > Delete the partition that contain Ubuntu and merge that partition in whole HD. Then you can create a new partition again and install Ubuntu (any version that you like) again with dual booting.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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In order to re-install Ubuntu 7.04 you need it's setup (i.e. .iso or bootable CD).
Please note that the OP does not want to reinstall 7.04.

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You can delete it from Windows, as My Computer > Manage > Disk Management > Delete the partition that contain Ubuntu and merge that partition in whole HD. Then you can create a new partition again and install Ubuntu (any version that you like) again with dual booting.
is there any benefit of removing a partition and then creating it again (as opposed to formatting it during the install)?
 
Old 10-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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You can delete it from Windows, as My Computer > Manage > Disk Management > Delete the partition that contain Ubuntu and merge that partition in whole HD. Then you can create a new partition again and install Ubuntu (any version that you like) again with dual booting.
Why would he remove the partition and go through the risky procedure of increasing the Windows partition size to use the available space, just to go through another risky procedure to shrink the Windows partition and make a new one for Ubuntu again? It's dangerous and a waste of time.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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Why would he remove the partition and go through the risky procedure of increasing the Windows partition size to use the available space, just to go through another risky procedure to shrink the Windows partition and make a new one for Ubuntu again? It's dangerous and a waste of time.
If a user thinks that disk management (and that even in GUI) in Windows is dangerous, then I have no clue!!
Well you can do format that partition, where Ubuntu 7.04 is installed, instead of deleting that partition. It will also do the same thing. Then you can use that space for Ubuntu 12.04 installation.
 
  


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