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wicky439
March 18th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Can i install ubuntu 8.10 at my system as
Processor: 2.4 GHz (intel)
RAM: 512MB
VGA card: 64 MB
Branded DELL GX 260
:confused:

stek_87
March 18th, 2009, 01:25 PM
yes

wicky439
March 18th, 2009, 01:27 PM
yes

Thanks
But i want to install ubuntu by erasing windows from my system
Can you tell me how can i do this ?

LiamWilson
March 18th, 2009, 01:43 PM
When installing from the CD, when you get the option to 'use all of HDA1' or similar, make sure this is checked.

BUT BEWARE, THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR HARD DRIVE.

I think there is a Migration Wizard after this menu, but I'm not sure.

If you want to return to windows, you'll have to have a Windows CD at hand. Otherwise, you can try dual booting. What size is your hard drive?

wicky439
March 18th, 2009, 01:49 PM
When installing from the CD, when you get the option to 'use all of HDA1' or similar, make sure this is checked.

BUT BEWARE, THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR HARD DRIVE.

I think there is a Migration Wizard after this menu, but I'm not sure.

If you want to return to windows, you'll have to have a Windows CD at hand. Otherwise, you can try dual booting. What size is your hard drive?

40 GB and 4 drive every drive have 10 GB space

ugm6hr
March 18th, 2009, 01:51 PM
There are plenty of guides on installing Ubuntu:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

LiamWilson
March 18th, 2009, 01:52 PM
So it's a 40gb hard drive split into 4 partitons of 10gb each?

It should read each partiton, but if you want, you can delete all partions and just use one, or install Ubuntu on just one partiton.

slimx3m
March 18th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Can i install ubuntu 8.10 at my system as
Processor: 2.4 GHz (intel)
RAM: 512MB
VGA card: 64 MB
Branded DELL GX 260
:confused:

the easiest way to go is using "wubi".
web: http://wubi-installer.org/
wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(Ubuntu)

ugm6hr
March 18th, 2009, 06:43 PM
the easiest way to go is using "wubi".
web: http://wubi-installer.org/
wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(Ubuntu)

Although this is not the best option if you want to erase Windows.

wicky439
March 19th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Although this is not the best option if you want to erase Windows.

Can i create new partations after deleting then WINDOWS partations in ubuntu?

ugm6hr
March 19th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Can i create new partations after deleting then WINDOWS partations in ubuntu?

Best to use the Ubuntu LiveCD (System -> Admin -> Partition editor) to delete Windows and create partitions before installing Ubuntu.

As a minimum, you need an ext3 (or other Linux) partition for "/" (the main Ubuntu drive - at least 10GB), a smaller swap partition (about 1.5xRAM, max 800MB unless you use suspend to RAM).

If you know what you are doing, I would recommend creating the partitions manually, and then installing using the "Manual" option, mounting a separate "/home" partition with the remainder of your free space (i.e. 29GB).

Is there a reason you want to create partitions? If you are not fussy, you could just use the default "Wipe entire HD" option.

abn91c
March 19th, 2009, 12:41 PM
I have a Dell GX240 and also recommed the "use entire disk" option during the setup, just in case windows XP has any random viruses you are not aware of. Other than that Ubuntu will run fine in your PC