View Full Version : [ubuntu] New HDD on old PC w/XP

July 3rd, 2008, 08:40 PM
I have an old compaq with a hdd that had XP & Xandros. I would like to swap the HDD to a different PC w/o a HDD and at that point can I put the live disk in and have it do a complete install of Ubuntu?

I'm new to the board and Ubuntu.


July 3rd, 2008, 09:41 PM
Yeah, that should be fine. Is there any reason you think you can't (i.e., what were you worried about)?

July 3rd, 2008, 11:15 PM
Not being a PC pro and being the ultimate newbie to Ubuntu/Linux, I didn't know if I was trying to do the impossible. Thanks for the info.

July 4th, 2008, 12:21 AM
No problem (I didn't mean to sound condescending, by the way; I was just wondering if there was any reason you thought it wouldn't work in case there was something you'd observed about your computer that wasn't obvious to others necessarily). I knew nothing about computers when I first tried Linux either. Have fun.