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I recommend only one system though and use virtualization for the second, third etc Last edited by ericson007; 09-27-2015 at 09:49 AM. 1 members found this post helpful. Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! This is because I don't have install disks, just a pre-installed copy (not uncommon nowadays). * Note the partition information and data useage from both Windows and Ubuntu. * Swap the I guess it's the old fans seen as there 3 years old now I think. this contact form

Originally Posted by t0p I'm very glad for you that you've decided on an Ubuntu-only installation. Purchase a new hard drive install it as a secondary drive then clone the present drive to the new drive. Take Action FAQ Forum Quick Links Unanswered Posts New Posts View Forum Leaders FAQ Contact an Admin Forum Community Forum Council FC Agenda Forum Governance Forum Staff Ubuntu Forums Code of Do not worry about allocating all the space if you are unsure just yet because you can later add free space left over to any logical volume you want. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3225503/buying-hard-drive-advice.html

can I just plug it in another SATA port and move all stuff along like an external hardrive and will I have to download windows again? Now, it's time to do the same for electronics and other equipment. Originally Posted by Epetai I think (for me) the easiest option would be to install from the Live CD as has been suggested. And yes, installing from the CD to use the whole disk is indeed the easiest option.

Time to enjoy, read and learn all that is before me. Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 12 Thread: [SOLVED] Advice about overwriting hard drive with Ubuntu? I think it was the fourth attempt that was finally successful. Raybro raybro, Jan 9, 2011 #8 bubushum Thread Starter Joined: Jan 3, 2009 Messages: 35 ganna mark as solved seen as I need no more help in this issue.

Presumably the ubuntu install disk has one? I do recommend you first do a good housecleaning getting rid of the stuff that is not needed. This will make things SO much easier. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-new-hard-drive-or-not-some-advice-please.972729/ And you're writing over your previous Ubuntu install, so you don't mean it's "safe" because it leaves the previous Ubuntu partition intact.

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Then using file explorer, run setup.exe from the root of the USB flash drive to start Windows 10 setup. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=877176 whatever. Adv Reply May 5th, 2015 #7 karat View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Just Give Me the Beans! Thank you :) Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is

Tell them that you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. http://blightysoftware.com/solved-new/solved-new-system-psu-advice-please.html Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/972729 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Yes No Voted Undo Score 2 Cancel Comments: If this answer answered your question please remember to rate (score) and mark it accepted. 11/18/2014 by Dan Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Would like advice Advice needed on new hard drive New Hard drive replacement advice needed!!!!

you'll have to turn it on in the bios Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top Rick555 Posts: 5 This post has been reported. The Fair Repair Act guarantees our right to repair digital equipment like computers, refrigerators, cell phones and tractors. I managed to look through Device Manager and found only HP branded drivers associated with the cameras and some printing functions and then to my horror, I checked HP's website, both navigate here So I've decided I want to bin Vista and I want to completely overwrite both operating systems with Ubuntu 8.04.

How would I be able to see it in Ubuntu? That will get me up and running XenaneX View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries View LQ Wiki Contributions Find More Posts by XenaneX View Computer Type: Tablet System Manufacturer/Model Number: HP Spectre x2 OS: Win 10 Home Quote bra10n View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Posts : 59 Win 10 Home New

It's only 2 GB, so I'm good there. ** Is there data other than my homedir I should copy?

vBulletin 2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. GPT fdisk operates mainly on the GPT headers and partition tables; however, it can and will generate a fresh protective MBR, when required. (Any boot loader code in the protective MBR I call mine Drivers because I am not that creative. And if you think that's going to be a safe as well as an easy way of doing it, great.

And if you think that's going to be a safe as well as an easy way of doing it, great. (Back-ups are already made, but thanks for the reminders anyway! Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. We’ve got to be louder than their lobbyists. his comment is here I'm very glad for you that you've decided on an Ubuntu-only installation.

After installing it to the HDD, I discovered that it added a dual boot, which I don't want.... DistroXubuntu Re: Advice about overwriting hard drive with Ubuntu? Then I would repair the your current drive repairing the permissions and the drive structure so the clone or backup will be cleaner. Computer Type: Tablet System Manufacturer/Model Number: HP Spectre x2 OS: Win 10 Home Quote bra10n View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Posts : 59 Win 10 Home New

So that is a brilliant result and another task crossed off the list. A couple of months ago, I successfully partitioned the hard drive and installed Ubuntu 7.10. And yes, installing from the CD to use the whole disk is indeed the easiest option. install the new hard-drive, install windows, then move pursonnal stuff back?

Raybro raybro, Jan 6, 2011 #6 bubushum Thread Starter Joined: Jan 3, 2009 Messages: 35 my computer is falling apart. Well basically 2. 2 primaries 1 for /boot The other for lvm On second partition create a physical volume during install Then logical volumes / /home /tmp /var /usr Others as User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License. HOW are you determining this?

A build up of dust and dirt inside will cause problems, it builds up all over the place including the fins of the fans, this can put them a little out Exactly what make and model is the PC?


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