LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-03-2012, 03:24 AM   #1
ptomulto
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
how to erase windows xp and install in my hp


how can i erase my windows xp os and install linux as my sole os?
 
Old 06-03-2012, 04:28 AM   #2
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
Download iso burn to disk, when you get to partitioning erase the partitions & create new partitions, if there's the option to "use entire disk" that will also erase.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 04:30 AM   #3
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 15,999

Rep: Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219
Most distributions will give you that as an option on install.
Just download an iso, burn it to CD/DVD as an image, then boot it. Follow the doco for your chosen distro.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
mreff555
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Location: Philly
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 473

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptomulto View Post
how can i erase my windows xp os and install linux as my sole os?
which distro will you be installing? Some of the more user friendly ones like ubuntu guide you through pretty much every step of the way. Just go to the web site and they tell you what to do, step by step.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,241

Rep: Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527
Quote:
how can i erase my windows xp os and install linux as my sole os?
hay Mods , is there a range of IP's that these one liners that contain no real and useful information are coming from ?

If so then a ip block might be in order
 
Old 06-04-2012, 06:28 AM   #6
mreff555
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Location: Philly
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 473

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
hay Mods , is there a range of IP's that these one liners that contain no real and useful information are coming from ?

If so then a ip block might be in order
Generally it's the answer that contains the useful information, not the question. Considering this is a newbie forum. I'd say it's appropriate.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 02:39 AM   #7
ptomulto
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
resolved

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptomulto View Post
how can i erase my windows xp os and install linux as my sole os?
how do i mark this as resolved?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't install fedora 13 due to it wanting to erase windows (re)initialise. jarco Fedora 11 11-03-2010 09:35 PM
Erase Windows XP from an old laptop and load Ubuntu linux. phillywill Linux - Newbie 8 12-17-2009 08:19 AM
how to erase windows then install linux jsl54 Linux - Newbie 8 04-30-2009 03:35 PM
Does Windows Vista erase Linux on USB sticks?? keithk2 Linux - General 4 04-14-2008 01:54 PM
Erase windows + mount the 2nd hard drive. Dan8080 Linux - Newbie 2 06-23-2006 12:46 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration