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Nathan_Benton

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Okay, I have WINXP installed, and was thinking about moving to Linux, So I downloaded Ubuntu and made partition magic set aside 10 GBS for it. I installed Linux and love it. But now I don't want WINXP, and just want to use Linux, with my whole harddrive. How could I delete the partition, whipe WINXP, and install Linux on the whole harddrive?

Can anybody help? Thank you for your time.
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you should be able to just boot from y our linux cd and let part magic just wipe everything
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So have partition magic wipe everything? Or is there a way to wipe it from the CD like on WINXP installation how you can format the drive?
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well....here's the question.....when you formated it this last time to get ubuntu on it....did you do it through windows or by booting off the cd y ou made for ubuntu?
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I used Partition Magic 8, through Windows.
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ok...so you did everything from inside windows? even the linux install? or is the linux on a bootable cd?
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I partitioned it on Windows, then installed Unbuntu on the partioned space.
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Oh, and the Linux Installl was from a bootable CD.
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so when you booted the ubuntu cd did partition magic or any other partition software come up before the install?
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Hi Nathon its techguy here
So you love linux thats good afterall it is a great operating system.
Now u do not want xp and want to remove it from hard drive ;)
This is quite easy but obviously you cannot use partition magic in linux . Do u have xp cd or even you don't have it you can make a floppy boot disk in xp to format it.
Please remember to make backup of your imp. data
If you have xp cd:
1.)boot from cd
2.) wait for the screen where it asks for the following choice

To set up xp press enter
To enter in recovery console press R
To exit press F3

3.)Now you have to follow the option 2 i.e to press R .

4.)When you are in recovery console simply format the partition in which xp is installed . From the recovery console command prompt type

format c: /q

(assuming you have xp in c drive)

5.)Thats it xp is gone now


If you don't have xp cd

1.)If you have boot disk then its ok or you can download it from www.bootdisk.com
2.)Alternatively you can also make a boot disk with in xp itself. Insert a blank floppy in floppy drive.Right click the floppy drive and check the box where it says " Make a start up disk" and thats all your boot disk is ready.
3.)Now boot from floppy and when the command prompts appear issue the same command above i.e

format c: /q
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THANK YOU! I didn't think of that! dsenette, thank you also,for trying to help me. I really appreciate it!
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Try this way and respond soon
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Worked like a charm ^_^
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