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#1 boregard

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 02:06 PM

i have acer aspire 5735 laptop with 11.04 natty installed. i ran natty in dual boot along with vista and decided to switch to ubuntu with the live a cd. i tried the kubuntu on cd without installing it. only now when i start my computer it sometimes tries to boot in kubuntu. the colors of everything will be blue like kubuntu. i was wondering if i completely wiped hard drive with daban and installed natty with live cd, would it cause trouble with bios or anything? plus i would be insured there isn't anything leftover from old os. thanks for any help or advice.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:57 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic411757.html


same principle applies in your question

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:17 AM

thanks for the info pane-free, sounds like exactly what i am looking for. I'll give it a try. i think there is something left over from vista or trying kubuntu left some files on my hard drive. anyway if i delete hard drive and start over that will rule out any trouble old os may be causing. have a good one

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:33 PM

You're welcome, boregard --

Addendum
: just finished wiping a used 120GB Seagate Barracuda that formerly had Vista installed; it was necessary for me to use dban, its OPS-2 wipe from the RCMP, and leave the first 10GB of the hard drive unallocated before a functional linux distro could be installed.

Edited by pane-free, 21 August 2011 - 12:36 PM.

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
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