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    getting rid of the partition

    I'm getting a netbook for my only necessary Window -only program: Dragon & turning my partitioned laptop over entirely to Ubuntu.
    I've sent for the CD for 8.10 will it get rid of my partition for me? or do I have to do more.
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    Re: getting rid of the partition

    If you want to over-write your HD, then the LiveCD will do that for you (just selecet the Guided - Use entire disk option).

    If you want to create separate /home partition, that will take a little extra work in preparation: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/partitioning

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    Wink Re: getting rid of the partition

    hey,would gparted help in this case?
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    Re: getting rid of the partition

    Quote Originally Posted by lametike View Post
    hey,would gparted help in this case?
    It would - if the op wanted to do more than use the whole disc for the install. You'll find gparted mentioned on the tutorial ugm6r links to.

    I don't profess to know what the cd installer actually uses to do it's partitioning, but there is a version of gparted on the livecd - partition editor.
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    Re: getting rid of the partition

    I tried a live install with Heron & I messed up so much I sent for the CD, which did everything smoothly.
    So can I overwrite my entire HD with the CD?
    Rory

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    Re: getting rid of the partition

    Indeed, when you reach the partition part of the installation choose the guided - use whole disk option (I think that's what it's called, the sentiment is the same though)

    That will overwrite the whole disk and install ubuntu to the whole disk.
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