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    how to remove previous installation

    Hi all!
    I am trying to install ubuntu 12.10 by vitual drive(iso file). In the install process, I choose help me boot from cd. I got an error " A previous installtion was detect in G:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing". My trouble is that I deleted this partition. What should I do to solve this problem?

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    Re: how to remove previous installation

    I am trying to install ubuntu 12.10 by vitual drive(iso file). In the install process, I choose help me boot from cd. I got an error " A previous installtion was detect in G:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing". My trouble is that I deleted this partition. What should I do to solve this problem?
    Did you reformat that partition that you deleted?
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    Re: how to remove previous installation

    Quote Originally Posted by nguyenabcd View Post
    A previous installtion was detect in G:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing
    Sounds like a windows drive letter, so I assume this was a wubi install. They don't need a partition of their own, but you made one anyway. I don't know much about Windows (stopped using it five years ago) and never tried a wubi install myself, but somewhere in windows the presence of Ubuntu must still be registered. I think there must be an uninstaller somewhere.

    If you want a full installation on a partition of its own, you'll have to burn the iso and boot from it.

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