new guy checking in

Ulin the Tech Mage ulinthetechmage at
Thu Jul 17 17:23:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-17 at 10:04 -0700, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> Jimmy Montague wrote:
> > Hi all. I'm new here. I'm new to Ubuntu and almost new to Linux.
> > I've had dual-boot systems up and running several times in the
> > past. I'm back again only because I've discovered that OO will
> > import my WordPerfect files, and WordPerfect was the one thing that
> > kept me glued to Mr. Bill. Now I can bring my past life with me,
> > I've decided to go with Linux exclusively and wean myself from Mr.
> > Bill in the process.
> > 
> > I was a DOS user in the days when DOS was all there was. I used
> > MS-DOS 3.1, 4.5 and 5. Then I changed to DR-DOS 6 but shortly
> > thereafter saw I'd have to give it up. I installed Windows 3.1 in
> > 1994 and have used every version since -- until Vista. I never
> > installed Vista and I never will and I'll never pay $500 for an OS
> > if I live to be 110 -- and I won't. If it hadn't been for my
> > WordPerfect habit I would have switched long ago. I kept waiting,
> > hoping Corel would see the light and give me a real Linux version
> > of WP, but they never did and they never will. Now OO will do the
> > chores, I'll go with OO.
> > 
> > Right now I need some help with hdd administration. My system has 3
> >  hdds: I have two 80-gig ide Western Digitals. One is Master on the
> >  primary strap; the other is Master on the secondary strap. The
> > third drive is an 80-gig Maxtor mounted externally via USB.
> > 
> > Ubuntu formatted the WD on the primary strap. It is hda. Ubuntu did
> > NOT format either of the other two drives. The master on the
> > secondary strap is still formatted NTFS. So is the Maxtor. I want
> > EVERYTHING formatted Linux, in whatever fashion you guys think is
> > best.
> > 
> > How can I do that?
> I presume that you're running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 (rather than Kubuntu
> or Xubuntu). And I presume that you've already got anything that you
> wanted off the two NTFS drives. :-)
> I'm very partial to GParted. A very good tool much like Partition
> Magic under Windows that you might want to have in your bag of tricks.
> Go here to download the CD ISO image (
> <>
> Reboot with it in place and use it to delete the partitions on the two
> NTFS drives and replace them with whatever you're using for Ubuntu,
> which is probably ext3 (the default).
> HTH...and welcome aboard.
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why go that route when you can "sudo apt-get install gparted"? and from
there you can graphicly repartion the drives and then create a FS

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