I NEED TO UNINSTALL UBUNTU

Asked by msgarza on 2008-06-30

i HAD THE NEW VERSION OF UBUNTU 8.04 AND I ADDED THE OLD ONE . WELL NOW I WANT TO RE INSTALL THE 8.04 SO HOW DO I GET RID OF THE OLD 8.04 OR IF I UP GRADE THE OLD ONE TO 8.04 WILL IT OVERWRITE THE OLD ONE BUT I STILL WANT TO UNINSTALL THE OTHER 8.04 THAT I HAVE TO FREE SPACE SO HOW DO I DO THAT HELP PLEASE STEP BY STEP THANKYOU

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Bhavani Shankar
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2008-07-02
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2008-07-02
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2008-07-01
foow (mkotulagr) said : #1

Sorry I got logged into the answer loop and can't find my way out. 200 emails a day with no end in sight.

msgarza (ericacocagne) said : #2

I DON'T UNDERSTAND UBUNTU VERY MUCH AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SHURE THAT I UNINSTALL THE 8.04 SO I CAN UPGRADE THE OLD ONE I JUST INSTALLED LAST NIGHT .

msgarza, if you want to start with a "clean install" (get rid off all your previous ubuntu installations) you have to boot from the installation disc start the installation process, once you get to the partition step you have to delete all previous ubuntu partitions an create the partitions for the new installation.

Hope to be helpfull...

msgarza (ericacocagne) said : #4

Ok thank you for your help but i need step by step directions i tryed to put the disk in and shows up install ubuntu how do i get rid of all previous ubuntu step by step and if i up grade my old ubuntu with the new one will it over write the old on

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #5

OK here it goes

To delete the Ubuntu partition:

There are several ways you can delete a partition, including Computer
Management (Local) and Command Prompt from within Windows itself (for
more information type “delete partition” in Help and Support in the
Start menu). However, since you will be using the GParted LiveCD anyway,
the following instructions will instruct you in the correct procedure
using the GParted LiveCD. You can go straight from deleting the Ubuntu
partition to resizing the Windows partition. If you have not already
burned a copy of the GParted LiveCD, do so now before continuing below.

   1. Insert the GParted LiveCD in the CD or DVD tray on your PC.
   2. To accept the default boot options hit Enter.
   3. To accept US English language hit Enter.
   4. To accept the default keymap hit Enter.
   5. To accept the default screen depth hit Enter.
   6. Click on the Ubuntu partition in the graphical display.
   7. Press the Delete button.
(or if you are using ubuntu live cd ..)
Pop in the live cd and go system -> administration -> install and repeat steps 6 and 7

a copy of the GParted Live CD may be found on the Internet at
      ftp://download.tuxfamily.org/gpartedlive/

and burn the ISO

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

And then do a clean install

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

msgarza (ericacocagne) said : #6

ok well now i didnt have a disk with enough gb on them so i will have to go buy more to download the live thing and now with a ubuntu cd live is that the instll cd i have the red one is that the right one it is the old ubuntu and when i did what you said about putting it in and them going to system and addmin and than hit install it did not show install on it . so what do i do . when i went to help support and put in delete partitions it did not help me what one of those things do i go into to get the right information. please help you are being so kind and nice thank you for the step by step stuff

Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #7

 OR

Getting rid of Ubuntu partition (even easier)

  - boot from the ubuntu-live-cd (just like you did when you installed it)
  - open up 'partition editor' from the menu: system -> administration -> partition editor
  - In the partition editor you will see all the partitions on your hard drive
  - Then follow steps 6 and 7 of my above answer please.

Then if it doesnt suit you please tell us the OLD ubuntu version you are using

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

msgarza (ericacocagne) said : #8

Thanks Bhavani Shankar, that solved my question.

Nasim Kaiser (nasimkaiser) said : #9

i have windows 7 and now i have install ubuntu 9.04 alongside windows but now i want to uninstall ubuntu 9.04 and install ubuntu 12.04 in place of the previous version plz help..........