how to install ubuntu?

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  1. tipo

    tipo Registered Member

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    i searched for 2 hours now and couldn`t find anything that would really help me. my problem is: my hard drive has 2 partitions (C,D). right now i am using windows xp.it is installed on the C drive. D drive has my personal stuff(music pictures, movies). i want to format C drive and install ubuntu. i don`t want to install it alongside xp. i don`t want to format D drive. just leave it untouched. how can i do this? sorry for being such a noob.
     
  2. vasa1

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    You can ask over here as well:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/
    but you'll have to open an account.

    Are you intending to replace Win XP with Ubuntu? Is it because you don't have space on the hard disk? Ubuntu is capable of installing alongside Win XP and offering you a choice of OS at each start up.
     
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    if you are pretty new to linux i recomend you to got for linux mint instead of ubuntu but at end its your own choice if you like unity system that much

    it for dual boot but same way you can formate anypartition and get your fav linux distro installed

    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=50649

    best and easy way run on try cd and then run from ubuntu

    gparted tool formate drive you want to install it on that drive

    your C would be sda1

    its the old way but work with all linux distro's once you learn it its pretty helpful for you :D
     
  4. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    second way

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKeFgxKYorY

    on alocate drive space
    chose something else

    here you see your drive sda 1

    edit sda 1 and select

    size = XX gb
    file system = ext4
    mount point = / (root)

    ok and install

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    3rd way

    most easy way

    chose ubuntu try mode

    use gparted tool and formate your drive c (sda1) apply ok

    click on install

    chose something else

    like at video of 2.03 min you see its installing on free space

    just check that space and install just like video
     
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    thanks alot guys! i made it.
    use as = ext4
    format = yes
    mount point = /
     
  6. tipo

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    no, i wanted to replace xp with ubuntu.
     
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