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Scared Half To Death – buddboy

buddboy

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Posts: 2220
From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
J/K... but i did get kind of scared... lol... i was busy trying to install a hard drive into my pc so that i could have Linux on one, Windows on the other... and i couldn't get it to boot! so i took the hard drive out. still no boot. so then i had to take out the CD burner i had put in so i could burn the ISO so i could install it... well, i finally got it to boot up. but i didn't want to try again lol, plus my dad didn't want me to. so i'm on the other pc, about to install it on the one HD in here, cuz it's old... i was wondering, how would i put it on here and get rid of Windows? i only want Linux on this pc. anybody know how i would do that?

P.S. What happens if you get scared half to death twice? :P

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crazyishone

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Registered: 08-25-2004
boot from disk and during the install process it will ask you how you'd like to partition the hd. Just format the whole thing for use with the linux installation.

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CPUFreak91

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Registered: 02-01-2005
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Originally posted by crazyishone:
boot from disk and during the install process it will ask you how you'd like to partition the hd. Just format the whole thing for use with the linux installation.


Yup, format the whole thing. If you're using (k)ubuntu it will be the first format option you see.

Oh, and about the other computers, your drives may not have been set to the proper master/slave settings. The hard drive you want to boot off of needs to be master and the next hard drive, or cdrom a slave. If you have 2 cdroms connected to 1 cable, 1 cdrom needs to be master and the second one a slave. The hard drive (on it's own separate cable) needs to be master.

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buddboy

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Posts: 2220
From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
okay thanks... you know what's funny? every time i post a problem/question here on CCN, either i figure it out for myself or somebody else tells me before people on CCN answer it! lol... not complaining, i know people aren't/can't be on here all the time, just thot that was funny... yah, Goop2 told me on MSN... thanks a lot tho guys... if the power had gone out a little while before it did, i would have missed him saying that and this would have been how i found out... lol... oops... i'm spamming.

budd.
boy.

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In the stock market, you must buy high and sell low...Wait! That's not right!
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Yes, I can be intelligent at times!!