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Old 03-21-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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what are the steps taken befor instaling ubundu in sata HDD


what are the steps taken befor instaling ubundu in sata HDD
 
Old 03-21-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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I am not sure I understand your question.

The only steps needed BEFORE you install ubuntu is to make sure the hardware is installed and working. Ubuntu can/will format and partition the drive for you.


Ubuntu installation guide:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation
 
Old 03-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Download and burn an Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD. Boot it and check if you can see your SATA HDD using GParted which is under "Administration"
It'll probably show up as NTFS, unformatted or something if it's anew drive. (I'm assuming you're attaching a new SATA drive to your existing system)
Hit the install icon if you're happy. You'll end up with GParted in the partitioning section of the install. Re-select the new SATA HDD for the install and let Ubuntu decide how it wants to partition it; swap files, root, etc. (You can play about with partitioning at a later date once you're more familiar with Linux, I'd leave it for now... Maybe next install )

Ubuntu will install Grub2 boot loader and allow you to select either Ubuntu or whatever was on your already installed disk.

Hope that helps, Welcome to LQ and...

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by savona View Post
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The only steps needed BEFORE you install ubuntu is to make sure the hardware is installed and working. Ubuntu can/will format and partition the drive for you.
...
One way to do this is with a "system rescue CD" or similar live-media tool kit.
http://www.sysresccd.org/Download

Use it so create a partition or two on the new drive and read-write some data.
The *buntu installer will let you blow everything away and start fresh but you will
know that drive read-write works in advance.

Bonne chance,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
  


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