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Old 18th July 2008, 06:30
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Default 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).
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Old 19th July 2008, 20:57
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Why don't you just insert the Ubuntu Live-CD, click on Install and select to use the whole hard drive for the Ubuntu installation?
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Old 23rd July 2008, 18:47
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When you install any operating system, linux or windows, it gives you the option to use all the diskspace or only remaining disk space for the partition.
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Old 30th July 2008, 15:39
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Really early in the Ubuntu install is the option to delete all partitions from the hard disk.

You've no choice really !
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Old 31st July 2008, 20:54
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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).
You could try installing over the network or from a USB flash disk. Try googling around for some howto's on those options.
Using a cd-rom would be the easiest though. Could you not borrow an external USB cd-rom drive? Or lay your hands on a cheap one?
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If you have an optical drive (CD or DVD) and cannot boot from it, you generally simply have to go into your BIOS and edit your boot devices or boot order. Accessing your BIOS generally consists of hitting a key (<esc>, <del> F2 or whatever, it will usually say on your first boot screen) to access what is often called your "setup."

When in your setup look for either boot order of boot devices and set it so that it will boot from your optical drive before the hard drive. This is necessary to install either Linux or Windows.

Once there, just tell Linux to take the entire hard drive and you're there.

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Default Problem istalling VMware onto Ubuntu 8.04

I have tried to install VMware onto Ubuntu. the error said something like no permission to access "vmware-vix/bin"

what do i do next?

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Old 15th August 2008, 18:37
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Did you do this as root? Did you use this guide?
http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...on-ubuntu-8.04
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