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installing ubuntu over windows 8

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Last response: in Open Source Software
February 9, 2014 3:01:38 PM

I am trying to get ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop I want to completly wipe the C drive and replace it with ubuntu I have made a bootable usb and followed the instalation steps although ubuntu installer can only find the usb drive to install on yet I want it to erease and install onto C drive how do I get the installer to detect other drives apart frim my usb

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February 9, 2014 3:48:33 PM

Fully installing Ubuntu and erasing everything else is one of the three standard options that are clearly displayed early in the installation process. The three installation options include:

1) install Ubuntu keeping other OS's intact (including other versions of Linux that you may have). This is the easiest, most reliable way for most people to set up dual-booting.

2) **Install Ubuntu and erase everything else. This leads to a clean Ubuntu install, and is the option it sounds like you want.

3) Something Else. In this mode it gives you more control of your partitions and swap-space than option #1, but option #1 is what in the Navy we called "sailor-proof."

That said, option #2 - what you say you want to do, just end up with Ubuntu on your laptop - is equally sailor-proof. I've set it up this way, and it is even easier than setting up dual-boot - and setting up dual-boot is incredibly easy in Ubuntu.

I'm a Linux Newb, and am in no way technical, except in a hobby context. I've only considered myself a hobbyist since installing Ubuntu last October. I also have low tolerance for difficult set-up. In the last few months, since I have a good bit old equipment to make use of, I've done lots of Ubuntu installations (as well as Windows 8/7/Vista/XP installs, and I've tried out about 10 alternate versions of Linux). Ubuntu is the most consistently solid performer across my equipment - 2 desktops and 2 laptops varying in age from 2 years old to 10 years old.

Ubuntu has made me a Linux fan-boy - very easy for newbs like me.
February 9, 2014 4:06:00 PM

Thankyou so much for your reply i did all that but when it comes to selecting drive to install on it only gives me the option for my usb :/