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Old 10-04-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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formatting xp to ext4

how do i format my dell latitude d600 running xp to ext4? I'm trying to format for the ourpose of installing AMAHI...coverting this old laptop to a home file/media server. Thanks!
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It sounds like you want to wipe windows xp off the disk and install a Linux distribution. suggests using Ubuntu 14.4 long term support as the distribution. You may prefer a different distro. Whatever linux version will be used, you will have to download the live DVD iso file, burn it to disk, and boot your computer from that.

The Ubuntu installation procedure will do what you want. On approximately the fourth screen, there are three options -- install alongside (the windows OS), wipe the hard disk clean and install Ubuntu as the only OS, and something else. Choose the second option and continue the installation.

A different distro may not be capable of wiping the disk during installation. If you don't care about what is already on the hard drive, you can experiment. Or ask here again after you decide what distro you want to use.
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

I guess this is what you want to install?

According to the FAQ the current version only supports 64 bit but the D600 is 32bit. Per the instructions you would install Fedora 21 first which would setup and format the hard drive and then you would install Amahi.
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Thank you for your help. I now know where to start.
Old 10-05-2015, 02:52 PM   #5
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fedora 21 will be END OF LIFE very soon
do not install

in less than 60 days there will NEVER!!! be any support for it
-- NEVER!!! --
No updates
NO security fixes

R.I.P. fedora 21

install the current version Fedora 22
then in 60 DAYS install Fedora 23
then in 6 months install Fedora 24
then 6 months after that install fedora 25

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