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I have a triple boot system with Windows,and Ubuntu 10.10, installed in that order, plus a "Data" Partition that has all my data, what I want to do is remove the 10.10, and replace 11.04

I would like to install a fresh copy of 11.04 and leave the rest of the system intact, what is the best way to do this?

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Most of the current 11.04 users have gone throw all the upgrades, that's the regular upgrade process during pre-release. The chances of getting a broken system is related to the current archive/development status, not to the upgrades. –  João Pinto Jan 14 '11 at 21:39
    
More then that, I want a fresh install of 11.04 to start fresh with –  TheX Jan 14 '11 at 21:42
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No release is "fresher" than your's when you upgrade now. You need to wait for Alpha2 coming Feb 3rd (see wiki.ubuntu.com/NattyReleaseSchedule). If you don't boot into it anyway you could also wait for the final release to have things stable. –  Takkat Jan 14 '11 at 21:58

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I'm guessing you use grub to boot? What you would have to do (at your own risk) is to reinstall the conventional way, but choose to use the partition/hard drive that 11.04 is on to install your fresh copy.

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It works, though grub (the MBR bit) will be owned by the 11.04 installation. Which isn't a problem, but something to keep in mind. –  Stefano Palazzo Jan 14 '11 at 22:07
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he would just need to do grub install from the 10.10 installation later. –  RolandiXor Jan 14 '11 at 22:43
    
How do i know what partition 11.04 is intalled on, and how do I tell ubuntu to install over it? –  TheX Jan 14 '11 at 22:57
    
If you can boot into 11.04 (don't apply updates) and do sudo fdisk-l it should tell you which is which, or you can use disk utility. The drive that 11.04 is using will be mounted as /, aka the root partition. –  RolandiXor Jan 15 '11 at 1:24

Just Install Ubuntu Normally, Grub will do the magic I guess.

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