replacing windows with Ubuntu

Mark Widdicombe markwiddicombe at
Wed Jun 4 07:34:00 UTC 2014

On 4 June 2014 09:21, Vinny Ray <Vinny at> wrote:

> After running Ubuntu on my system from a USB flash drive for 2 days, it
> seems very good.
> Now I want to install it permanently on my system.
> Is there any good documentation anywhere for someone who knows nothing
> about Linux?
> How do I get the windows crap off of my computer and replace it with
> Ubuntu without destroying my system? I'm replacing windows Vista.
> Can you actually uninstall a windows operating system completely and still
> be able to detect and install Ubuntu from a USB flash drive?
> I would like to erase all traces of microsoft from my computer and start
> fresh.
> What is the best way to approach this?
> Thanks.

May I make the observation that if you want to sell your computer at any
time in the future you will find it easier if it still has windows on it.
 I would shrink the windows partition to the minimum, and install Ubuntu on
the remainder of the disc; then when it comes time to sell, just remove
Ubuntu and expand the windows partition.  You'll probably lose about 20GB
to the windows partition.
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