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Ok, I have tried installing Ubuntu before, it did fine and worked. The problem was I wanted to remove windows, I have some kind of weird OCD thing where I ...
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- 07-18-2008 #1
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- Jul 2008
Desperate need of help!
Ok, I have tried installing Ubuntu before, it did fine and worked. The problem was I wanted to remove windows, I have some kind of weird OCD thing where I just want one operating system on my computer.
I removed the Linux eventually because I couldn't get windows off and just leave Linux ( I don't have a CD-ROM drive so I cant install it that way)
After that I boot and now I see Windows and Ubuntu, the thing is I uninstalled Ubuntu but it still says its there. When I try to go into it it gives me an error. I guess its just still partitioned or something?
Anyways I wanted to have Ubuntu on this computer and im tired of Windows so I go to install Ubuntu again this time using my IPOD. For some reason I cant get my computer to boot from my IPOD.
Once I realise I cant get my IPOD to boot Linux I try to install it via Windows again. I get it installed and now I see Windows, and 2 Ubuntu's for my OS choices.
The really crazy thing is this second Ubuntu didnt even install right, it gives me an error when I try to load it up.
What I want to know is there some kind of way to install Linux and then delete all those partitions and use that space for one Linux install without using any CD's, floppys or my IPOD (Unless someone can explain why I cannot boot from it).
- 07-18-2008 #2
If you uninstalled linux and still see in your bootloader that linux is still there,
its because you didnt uninstalled your bootloader,
why you didnt delete your windows partition when you want to install linux (if you tired of using windows) ??? just make sure you had backup of your important files to one partition and dont delete this partition
i suggest you to borrow CD ROM from your friend to make sure your linux installed correctly
- 07-18-2008 #3
Type diskmgmt.msc in Run Dialog box of Windows XP. Post the ScreenShot of Partition Structure here.