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I have a problem with my pc, you can read about it here if you like

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anyway, I might go for ubuntu, the thing is I'm in Lebanon and here few, very few people use linux, most of them never heard about ubuntu lol, therefore you'll be really lucky if you can buy an ubuntu cd or even if you find someone can find someone capable of installing it.

So when they fix my pc, they might install xp coz they don't have a linux operating system, and i hate win 7 and vista

so I'll have to download ubuntu and install it by myself, I don't want to dual boot coz i don't have a super computer lol, i have used ubuntu on my vps, never on desktop before so i would like to know if you can download ubuntu, install it, on a xp pro, then remove xp pro? is there any tutorial? thank you

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You realize that Ubuntu can be installed from a Live CD, without having to boot in Windows at all? –  Lekensteyn Aug 13 '11 at 17:01
    
There is a way to convert the WUBI installed Ubuntu into a dedicated partition Ubuntu installation via LVPM. However you might want to look at this askubuntu.com/questions/15327/… –  abel Aug 13 '11 at 17:14
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First of all use the live CD to boot into an UBUNTU live session (do not install). Then you can save all your music and ebooks as you can access the windows partition. If you now want to install UBUNTU you can choose to use the whole disk for the install thus windows will be deleted and UBUNTU installed.

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Never thought of this. –  abel Aug 13 '11 at 17:45
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You can do the following, if you dont have access to another machine.

  1. Reinstall any OS
  2. Download and burn Ubuntu
  3. Install Ubuntu from the Cd, while doing this format the drives.

I also believe afaik they still mail copies of Ubuntu if you ask for them, I am not sure if they will ship to Lebanon though.

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