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Old 03-08-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
paddy's not St.Pat
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Using your microsoft install cd to load linux distros


I have ended up using a microsoft install cd to erase my hard drive so I could install another distro. It was necessary when I couldn't get rid of Fedora Core 7 to load Ubuntu. The install of Fedora had been flakey from the start and I decided to go back to Ubuntu and stop distro hopping. The only way I could do it was to use my microsoft install cd for xp. If this saves anyone any time when they are switching from one distro to another I'll be grateful for it. It might sound lame, but it works.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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Have you tired http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 03-09-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thank you for the information and I will use it in the future but I already have Ubuntu installed and I am a happy camper. If I run into trouble like this again I'll gladly do as you suggest. Thanks again.
















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Old 03-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #4
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Thank you for the information and I will use it in the future but I already have Ubuntu installed and I am a happy camper. If I run into trouble like this again I'll gladly do as you suggest. Thanks again.
No problem
 
Old 03-10-2008, 11:38 PM   #5
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I have ended up using a microsoft install cd to erase my hard drive so I could install another distro. It was necessary when I couldn't get rid of Fedora Core 7 to load Ubuntu...The only way I could do it was to use my microsoft install cd for xp...It might sound lame, but it works.
Whatever works works.

The Ubuntu Live/Install CD has a GUI Partition Editor (System -> Administration -> Partition Editor) as well as the CLI cfdisk.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:39 AM   #6
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Thank you, because I didn't know that the live cd had that option.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #7
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Thank you, because I didn't know that the live cd had that option.
Neither did I...Thanks 2damncommon
 
Old 03-11-2008, 10:55 PM   #8
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Thank you, because I didn't know that the live cd had that option.
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Neither did I...Thanks 2damncommon
I feel a disturbance in the force...
...as if thousands of hard drives are being partitioned for Linux...
 
  


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