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    [SOLVED] Decision time for clean install

    I blew up the /sda3 trying to get gparted to grow it to absorb 64 gig of unallocated space.

    I'm going to do a clean install. But I want to keep the partions as they are:

    sda1 is / of about 10 gig

    sda3 is /home of about 280 gig

    sda5 is swap of about 3 gig

    I would like to pull all cookies, passwords, and stuff that isn't on /home but is part of my day-to-day use.

    Also, I can only run Hardy in LiveCD to d/l the Intrepid .iso. I do have a 1 gig jumpdrive and could d/l it there, if it can be used to install the OS. Otherwise, can I d/l the .iso in LiveCD and then burn the .iso to a CD?
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    Re: Decision time for clean install

    Provided you have internet access and a flash/jump drive, then, yes you can download the LiveCD. You can even burn it to a CD, but it might be easier to actually format your flash/jump drive and put the contents of the live CD on that.
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    Re: Decision time for clean install

    Quote Originally Posted by tom66 View Post
    Provided you have internet access and a flash/jump drive, then, yes you can download the LiveCD. You can even burn it to a CD, but it might be easier to actually format your flash/jump drive and put the contents of the live CD on that.
    Can you point me to a resource that explains how to do the above, please?
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    Re: Decision time for clean install

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_in_Hollywood View Post
    I blew up the /sda3 trying to get gparted to grow it to absorb 64 gig of unallocated space.
    What happened there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_in_Hollywood View Post
    Also, I can only run Hardy in LiveCD to d/l the Intrepid .iso. I do have a 1 gig jumpdrive and could d/l it there, if it can be used to install the OS. Otherwise, can I d/l the .iso in LiveCD and then burn the .iso to a CD?
    You *should* be able to burn the ISO image to CD-R from the Live CD, so long as you're not actually *booting* from the drive you want to write to.

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    Re: Decision time for clean install

    You can mount one of the partitions and use wget to download Ubuntu from an ftp server.

    You can choose one that is near to you from this list.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors


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    Re: Decision time for clean install

    Quote Originally Posted by Neostar View Post
    You can mount one of the partitions and use wget to download Ubuntu from an ftp server.

    You can choose one that is near to you from this list.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors
    Mount one of WHICH partitions? Huh?
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    Re: Decision time for clean install

    Sorry you mount the /home partition and save your .iso file there.

    Once it's complete you can then right-click and select burn iso.

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    Re: Decision time for clean install

    Sorry, again, I dont' understand what you mean. I'm closing this thread and hoping for the best.
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