View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unpartitioning hard drive for fresh install

July 24th, 2008, 01:40 AM
I've been using a dual boot of vista and ubuntu for several months but now I want to have a pure ubuntu system because my data is too scattered. Since I started using vmware workstation I don't see the need for a dual boot anymore.

I have 4 partitions: Vista recovery, vista, ubuntu, and swap. How can I wipe my entire computer and install just ubuntu on one partition? Can it be done with the installation CD?

July 24th, 2008, 01:47 AM
Yes, it can be done with the install CD, just instruct Ubuntu to use the entire drive without using a percentage of it, or just choose manual, remove all the partitions and make the ones you want again.

July 24th, 2008, 01:48 AM
You could use something like dban (http://www.dban.org/) to wipe your hard drive completely then use the live cd to install ubuntu

July 24th, 2008, 01:52 AM
Thanks guys! Love the quick responses!