I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a 320GB HDD, Windows 8.1 on a 640GB HDD, and I have another 1TB HDD.
I'd like to wipe/format the 320GB HDD with Ubuntu install and install Xubuntu on the 1TB drive.
I'm extremely new to Linux but here's where I'm at.
I downloaded the Xubuntu iso, created a boot disk and I'm at the installation type menu.
There is no option to do what I want in the main menu so I select Something Else.
I have a couple of questions here. Is there a way I can just format the Ubuntu 320GB HDD from this menu? There is a Format? Column with a checkbox, but I can't check it. I actually can't format any drive, even the 1TB which is empty.
Also, could I just select the 1TB drive, and would it create all the necessary partitions, for example a separate swap and boot partition?
I've been reading this DiskSpace guide but I don't really understand the GPT disk type.
How would I check this from the Xubuntu install?
If I have to create all the partitions manually, I'm not sure when to use primary vs logical, and what the mount point is for?
update: selected swap and it looks like I don't have to choose primary or logical. Still curious what the difference is in layman's terms.
Any help would be appreciated. I have googled quite a bit but most guides I've seen are for dual booting from same HDD and don't talk about the partition types etc...