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Old 12-28-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Cool Help please! FORMAT KUBUNTU

To start off this thread, I have absolutely nothing against linux or its distros.
My dad received a computer that had kubuntu installed on it with no partitions.

Theres a saying that you cant teach old monkeys to climb and so this is why Ive created a thread here after numerous google searches on how to remove linux from a box.

What he wants to do with the pc is format the HD, completely removing the *nix distro and install winblows xp home edition.

Ive tried booting with the xp installation disc thinking there would be a format option but the options given at installation are the following:
-install xp
-exit installation.

I didnt go ahead and install, out of fear the installation would fail or bug or something..

Help with resolving this matter asap would be greatly appreciated!
Old 12-28-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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just go ahead with install, it will ask you that on which drive you want to install and the option of deleting/re-creating the existing partitions
So just delete all the existing partitions and create new one's as per your requirements
Old 12-29-2007, 02:36 AM   #3
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how can you have no partitions?, you have to have at least 2 partitions, unless you use a swap file, which most people don't.


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