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Thread: Use Wubi to overwrite old Ubuntu installation?

  1. #1
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    Use Wubi to overwrite old Ubuntu installation?

    Hi,

    I tried upgrading from 12.04 for 12.10, however, my computer crashed during the upgrade process, and as such, ubuntu is completely corrupted. Is there a way to use wubi to overwrite the old ubuntu installation? When I open wubi, the only option I get is to install it on the C: drive. I want it to overwrite my old Ubuntu partition. Is there any way to do this?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Use Wubi to overwrite old Ubuntu installation?

    Do you have a Live CD/DVD or a USB startup disk? That would be the easiest way.

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    Re: Use Wubi to overwrite old Ubuntu installation?

    If your old installation is a proper install on its own partition (not wubi), you can't.

    Wubi installs inside windows, on ntfs partitions, and won't touch the existing linux partitions.

    If you want to delete the existing linux partitions, or install over them, you can always do that with the ubuntu cd in live mode.
    Darko.
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