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Old 05-22-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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What's the best way to whack windows off my computer?


Should i dd the partition it's on? Or Format it? Or install over it? Or All the above?
 
Old 05-22-2016, 03:49 PM   #2
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If you're installing Linux, just repartition to a Linux filesystem - job done...
 
Old 05-22-2016, 04:16 PM   #3
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OK. If that doesn't work I'll drop it in the ocean to sleep with the fishes...

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Old 05-22-2016, 04:47 PM   #4
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just stick in your choice of distro cd and follow the instructions it will do the rest
 
Old 05-22-2016, 06:20 PM   #5
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just stick in your choice of distro cd and follow the instructions
Where it asks,"Use the whole disk?" Click "Yes".

Bye Bye Windows...

Play Bonny!

 
Old 05-22-2016, 11:21 PM   #6
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Should i dd the partition it's on? Or Format it? Or install over it? Or All the above?
If you don't have second have thoughts, format it and install Linux.

Delete Partition:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-h...fdisk-command/

Format Partition with ext4 fs:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/54907...n-command-line

Or try first a Linux "Live CD".
Or "Virtual Box" if your PC supports virtualization and install Linux distro of your choice. Try Ubuntu or Fedora.

Last edited by JJJCR; 05-23-2016 at 03:16 AM. Reason: edit
 
Old 05-22-2016, 11:46 PM   #7
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First off, make a backup and ensure that you have a Windows re-installation disk. You might want to, or have to, restore your system to use it if things don't work out for you.

If you are unsure of how to wipe a drive, then you are probably a beginner. This is not a bad thing. But you *might* want to think about putting a Linux Distro on a USB stick and trying it out that way before committing your whole machine to it. It can be difficutlt to get a machine to let you install Linux onto its drive because of secureboot or other proprietary reasons, so it's a good thing to know what you are doing, and have a recovery method available if you get stuck.

And if you are new to Linux, you might find that dual booting to Windows is more comfortable for certain things. Especially if you are a gamer.
 
Old 05-22-2016, 11:58 PM   #8
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Where it asks,"Use the whole disk?" Click "Yes".

Bye Bye Windows...
Unless you want to save the restore partition, if there is any.

Regards...
 
Old 05-23-2016, 04:43 AM   #9
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I second szboardstretcher's suggestion to make sure that you can return to Windows if necessary.

Either copy the Windows recovery partition or do an .iso image backup with something like Redo Backup:

http://redobackup.org/

Then make a gParted CD to wipe existing Windows partitions and create new ones for Linux.

http://gparted.org/
 
Old 05-24-2016, 05:44 AM   #10
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Unless you want to save the restore partition, if there is any.
Sorry? Why would you want to do that?

Play Bonny!

 
  


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