[ubuntu-uk] HELP-How to formatting my notebook and install Ubuntu

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Thu Feb 19 09:51:12 GMT 2009

Hi Ruzzuwan

* Before you start, make sure you have backed up any data you wish to
keep. If you are removing your old OS, then EVERYTHING on the hard drive
will be erased! If you are keeping it, then your data should be safe,
however its always a good idea to be sure :)

The easiest way to install is to use the Graphic installation tool on
the CD. Have a look a this link and it shows you all the steps to this
The one section I would like to point out is step 5. If you are going to
delete your old OS, then select "Erase Entire Disc" and it will do the
rest for you. If you wish to keep you current OS, select "Resize".

You will not need any additional drivers (or the driver disc supplied
with your notebook). Ubuntu will detect your hardware and install it
automatically. There is a small chance that a particular piece of
hardware wont "just work", but I suggest you try, and come back here if
you need any further help.

Have fun!


On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 20:55 -0800, rizzuwan wahid wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> First of all i like to thanks you for sending me a copy of Ubuntu CD.
> I love to install the Ubuntu into my notebook as my OS, but the
> problem is I'm new in this field, I never formatting my notebook
> before, or install new OS into my notebook, I'm still using my OS from
> the day i bought the notebook about a year and half ago, that was
> install by the dealer maybe.
> So the problems are:
> 1. How i want to install my notebook with this Ubuntu.?
> 2. What another driver that i must have for formatting my notebook.?
> 3  What the first step that I've to do until my notebook can operate
> perfectly with Ubuntu?
> 4. Do i still must use at install my chipset, audio, network, and other
> utilities drivers after i install Ubuntu?
>     because from what I've known that all the driver that provided was
> used with Vista or XP OS..
> and I'm using HP Compaq Presario V3658TU with p/n GZ376PA#UUF, 
> Thanks for your cooperation and please guide me, and sorry for the
> inconveniences.

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