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    Removing Windows XP


    I'm getting sick of XP, and I want to remove it from my system and install Linux. I don't want a dual-booting system--just Linux! Please help.

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    Format C: ?

    Or do you want us to find a distro for you? I suggest SuSE and also dual-booting for a while, until you get used to Linux, then you can throw out Xp completely.
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    Install Linux over your Windows partition. The installer will format the partition.

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    As borromini suggested, dual-booting for a little while is recommended.

    Being a newbie, certain things will happen and you could be left without internet access or the ability to get into the GUI.
    Using links2 to surf Linuxforums can be a little rough.

    So if something does happen, you still have a way to get here and ask for help.
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    i aggree with budman7, you can resize ur windows partition easy to make room for linux:
    defragment
    download debian sarge netinstall disk
    go into the install and select resize disk, make some room, then have it autopartition it for you.
    install
    enjoy
    hope this helped
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    Re: Removing Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by josie0734
    I'm getting sick of XP, and I want to remove it from my system and install Linux. I don't want a dual-booting system--just Linux! Please help.
    Get a live CD of Mepis or Ubuntu--see if it recognizes your hardware. If it does, just install it. If you don't dual-boot, the Linux installer will take over your whole computer. This is a lot easier than configuring for a dual boot.

    Mepis itself is both a live CD and installer. Ubuntu has a live CD and a separate installer CD.

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    Get a live CD of Mepis or Ubuntu--see if it recognizes your hardware. If it does, just install it. If you don't dual-boot, the Linux installer will take over your whole computer. This is a lot easier than configuring for a dual boot.
    Actually with most distros today, setting up a dual-boot is really easy.
    Mepis, for instance, during the install tell it that you want to keep Windows and it will resize Windows and set you up with a dual-boot.
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    Remember to back up data though just in case.

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    Just use a LiveCD first to get a feel for Linux and its also a good test for hardware detection.

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