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    How to install over previous version/partitions

    Good afternoon

    Just a simple question! How do I install ubuntu on a disk as if new? I basically want to overwrite all previous data.

    As the install gets to the partitioning phase what option do I use?

    Any help will be very gratefully received

    Regards

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    Re: How to install over previous version/partitions

    You can try either whole disk guided or manual and you will have control over what the partitions are and formatting.
    Nils

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    Re: How to install over previous version/partitions

    Thanks for the reply. My understanding of linux formatting is nil, hence the question. I have just been through the guided route and a previous OS was found and still happens to be recognised even though its broken.

    If I go for manual what partitions do I have to have for a functioning system?

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    Re: How to install over previous version/partitions

    If you genuinely want to delete everything on the disk pick "erase disk" and the installer will format that disk and setup the correct partitions for you.
    HOWTO: Watch digital TV (Freeview) - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=421110

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    Re: How to install over previous version/partitions

    Thank you, I must have missed that option

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