I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu (for the first time) on my internal hard drive to run as a primary OS on my Acer Aspire. Want to format my hard drive altogether and either run Ubuntu solely or alongside freshly reinstalled Windows 7 (it's that time again - windows is all bugged down).
Got a few questions though.
1. I've read that on installation of Ubuntu we get an option of "use entire disk" - will this erase all the info on my hard drive (like formatting in DOS)?
2. My Windows installation files are pre-loaded on my hard drive. If i decide to go back to Windows (can't think of a reason why, but just in case :) will i still have Windows installation files if i use the option "use entire disk" installation for Ubuntu or is it safer to reinstall Windows (even though i won't be using it) and then run Ubuntu along side it?
3. I'm currently using 64 bit Windows 7. Should i install 64 bit Ubuntu?
I'm planning to use the latest 11.10 version of Ubuntu.
Thanks for all your answers in advance.