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I have a device that runs Linux Gentoo, I need to format this device, removing Gentoo and installing Debian. I am a beginner in Linux. How to do that?? Thanks ...
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    I have a device that runs Linux Gentoo,

    I need to format this device, removing Gentoo and installing Debian.

    I am a beginner in Linux.

    How to do that??

    Thanks in Advanced

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    Gentoo and Debian are both operating systems so the simplest way to 'remove' Gentoo is to format the partition/partitions on which it resides and install Debian to the same partition/partitions. You should be able to do this during the installation of Debian. Make sure you know which partition/partitions you want to use, particularly if there is another operating system/systems on the computer. You don't 'remove' Gentoo or other operating systems, you simply format the partition/partitions on which it resides.

    If you would prefer to format before installing Debian, you should be able to do that with GParted, software for partitioning which should be on the Debian installation medium. I know this is general information but you haven't really posted enough detail on your setup for anyone to be more specific.

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