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Old 07-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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Install Ubuntu 10.04 on Toshiba Tecra S11

I have been given Toshiba Tecra S11 with windows 7 running on it to install Ubuntu 10.04. Toshiba has a bunch of utilities running on the machine set up as dev/sda1, dev/sda, dev/sda3 and dev/sda4. I do not know where to start because of these existing partitions.

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Windows 7 use multiple partitions, try to erase them all and set up new ext3/ext4 partition
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Use either SystemRescueCD or boot to any Linux LiveCD and open a terminal. To do this, either type startx and Enter or click on a terminal icon, respectively. At the terminal, type
PHP Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=4096 conv=notrunc,sync 
and wait until a response is received that ends "xxxMB/sec"

Then, one can partition using gparted, fdisk, Parted Magic, cfdisk or whatever.

This writes zeros to the drive for a clean istall. Best wishes and welcome to linux!


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