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J4M13N
May 24th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Hey,
I have ubuntu 10.04 but I want to do a clean format of my hard drive and reinstall 10.04, I know how to do it in XP but how do I go about doing this in ubuntu?

Thanks.

oldfred
May 24th, 2010, 06:35 PM
You can just use the install choice of use entire hard drive. That will give you just / (root) and swap.

But do you plan extra partitions like /home or data? If so you have to use manual install so you can set up extra partitions. I like to plan partitions in advance and set them up with gparted. Then use manual install to choose the partitions I previous set up. You can do it as part of the install, I just do it first.

Screenshots of using gparted
http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted
GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition/OperatingSystemsAndPartitions
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PartitioningSchemes

J4M13N
May 24th, 2010, 06:37 PM
I don't want to partition or anything like that, I have one partition which is my entire HDD. Can I insert the Ubuntu 10.04 CD and reinstall from that?

roger_1960
May 24th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Yes

As oldfred said, install from Live CD using the "use entire drive" option. Note that this will erase everything including any data.