Now for the bit i am not sure about, do i need to wipe windows first or can i just choose install Ubuntu when i choose boot from cd rom, if i do this will windows be wiped completely as i want and be replaced with Ubuntu.
Reply is best as I have stated above -
Windows uses fat32 and ntfs for their file systems, while Ubuntu linux uses ext2, ext3 and ext4 for its file systems,
Windows cannot read ext2, ext3 and ext4', so to reinstall Windows you would wipe the hard drive again and use a Windows install CD.
Hi again Tog -
I prefer a full wipe to ensure there are no traces of Windows, as this would then only be creating a 2nd partition (and yours is not operating as you wish).
Also I personally do not like to run partitioned systems, as there are more problems with 2 systems
on 1 computer
. - Your Choice Here
I do know this can be done, and is often done. This I know as you find general forums, like here, only get all the problems
that do occur.
For this main reason I have never run partioned systems, even if they are both XP
or Win7 with XP
partition. To me it has never made sense.
You only use one O/S at any time, otherwise you are splitting your computers resourses with only some available to each partition.
Do I seem to make some sense with this so far ?