So, I'm going to blow up my machine and go 100% Linux. No more dual-booting for me.
Due to the nature of my work, I'll always have access to (at least) 2 Windows machines (Desktop + LT) in the event that I absolutely need something Windows-based, which seems unlikely.
I've been test-driving several distros at work over the past 2 months in Hyper-V and am not a complete noob, so I'm no worried about blowing everything off my current machine but needed / wanted to ask this one question before I install.
Because I've been playing with several distros over the course of the past couple of years, my current HDD (which is a hot mess, I'll grant you) looks like this:
If / when I drop my ISO disc in and install, will I have an option to blow off all these partitions and install using my entire HDD?
I'm test-driving Linux Mint 18 - even as I type this - and found a driver for my Brother HL-L2380DW printer, which was one of my main concerns.
And yeah, I've backed everything up...and have back ups of the back ups.
FYI, the only real runner up was Kubuntu, which is what I've been running in my current dual-boot setup and which is flashy and cool.
So there you go. Do I need to do some other formatting for this HDD or will the Mint ISO take care of that for me?