Now, I know this board is basically for Ubuntu questions, but I'm hoping someone will know about other distro's.
Ok, I installed Ubuntu a few days ago as a dual boot with XP(mainly because Ubuntu's partitioner was easier to use than Mints). After playing with Linux Mint for the past week or so on a live cd, I want to use this distro now, so I want to install it on the partition that my Ubuntu is on. And now that I've read up on it more, I feel more comfortable using Mints partitioner.
Now, I was asking about it somewhere else. And was told that when I run the Linux Mint live cd, pick Installation, and get to the partitioning part of the installer, I could just simply format the partition that Ubuntu is on and install Mint on it.
Here is a screenshot of what the Mint partitioner shows about my paritions:
As you can see I have a partition for Windows, one for Ubuntu, and one for Swap.
Now, when I get to the partitioning part of the Mint installer, I right-click on my Ubuntu partition, and hit Edit Partition. There is a box for Format Partition, but it won't allow me to tick it. Like it's unavailable for me. Here is a screen of what it shows.
Now, do I have to select an option from the Use As: box, so I'm able to tick the Format box? It's set on Do Not Use Partition by default. But i didn't want to miss with the other options and mess something up. The other options that Use As: box gives you are:
Ext3 Journaling File System
Ext2 File System
ReiserFS Journaling File System
JFS Journaling File System
XFS Journaling File System
FAT 16 File System
FAT 32 File System
If I choose any of those options besides Swap Area, then the Formatting box can then be ticked. So what option should I choose?
And if I can't get the install to format that partition for me, then how do you guys suggest me installing Mint on the Ubuntu partition? I'm wanting to get rid of Ubuntu altogether and install Mint on it.
Also, should I leave the Swap partitioner as it is, so Mint can use it? I've seen dual boot tutorials for Mint, and it tells you to make a Swap partition for Mint to use. Well, when I installed Ubuntu the Ubuntu installer did that for me.
So basically all I'm wanting to do is get Ubuntu off that partition(the one that says ext3), and get Mint on it. If anyone has anyone recommendations for me I'll really appreciate it.