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    Installing Linux without dualboot

    Okay I am brand new to Linux (only ever used android) and I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my "backup" computer. I want to wipe Windows XP off the machine and have only Ubuntu on it. I know how to unstall it but I have no clue how to do it and get rid of windows. I do NOT have any way to reinstall XP but J don't care. Any ideas?

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Hello and welcome!

    During the Linux installation, the installer should offer you an option to allow it to utilize the entire drive for Linux, which will of course format over Windows and delete anything currently on the hard disk.

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    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    If you have xp on the computer now, you might check the Ubuntu minimum hardware requirements, particularly if the computer is old enough to have come with xp preinstalled?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    What OZ said. Just let Linux reformat the entire drive.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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