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Format Mini HP 110 HD w/Windows XP and install Linux Ubuntu


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#1 parnez

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:57 AM

So my daughters HP mini 110 that has XP as the OS wont let me format the HD. I want some help to figure out how to format the hard drive and also help installing Linux Ubuntu on it. The HP Mini has no cd/dvd drive so I will need to use a USB stick. I have turned it off and on and hit F6 but it takes me to a system recovery mode which only provides me with 2 dates which I can recover back to. I don't want to recover my HP Mini, I want to format the entire HD and install Linux as the operating system. Can anyone assist me please?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:04 AM

Doesn't the Linux Ubuntu installation routine allow you to delete, recreate and format partitions (like Windows does)?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

I do believe so but my Mini HP doesnt have a cd/dvd drive. I have heard a lot of people are having difficulties installing Ubuntu from a USB drive. Your thoughts on how to go about doing this form the USB drive?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:35 AM

What happens if you boot from the Ubuntu USB drive?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

Here you go: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ Couldn't be simpler than that app.






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