40g hard drive how to format, delete partition, partition for ubuntu

Asked by ronald

have 40 Gb had installed it before i installed ubuntu so it is partitioned with win xp the drive is a bootable drive. right now it is listed on ubuntu drive utility as follows: DRIVE: model: ATA ST340810A, firmware version: 3.39, location: Port 1 of PATA Host Adapter, Write cache: Enabled, capacity: 40 GB (40,020,664,320 bytes), partitioning:Master Boot Record, serial#: 6FB1R7JF, device: /dev/sdb, rotaion rate: -, connection: ATA, SMART Status: disk has few bad sectors
VOLUME: DISK2_VOL1 40 GB NTFS, usage: filesystem, device: /dev/sdb1, patition type:
HPFS/NTFS(0x07), partition label: - , partition flags: - , capacity: 40GB (40,015,954,944 bytes), type: NTFS,
available: - , label: DISK2_VOL1, mount point: not mounted.......
how do i set this drive up strictly for ubuntu which format code do i use how do i partition it do i mount it to ubuntu do i delete current patition please help im lost????

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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You can resize the NTFS partition and install Ubuntu to the free space. You will need around 10Gb (including swap) to be comfortable.

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