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I successfully messed up Ubuntu. Now, I need to reinstall it. But Windows 7 is also installed on my computer, and it is the main OS. Now I booted up into the Ubuntu 13.04 installation DVD, and one of the options is to "Reinstall Ubuntu 13.04". I need to reinstall Ubuntu, but I don't want to lose my Windows 7 OS from the reinstallation. I just wanted to make sure and be clear that it is okay to reinstall Ubuntu*. Thanks!

*That is: Ubuntu will be reinstalled in the right partition from its previous installation, and my Windows 7 OS will take no harm.

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  • Oh fail I just found out that the third option is to erase EVERYTHING and reinstall. From this information given, and using logic, the reinstall Ubuntu 13.04 is safe to do. I just need proof.
    – user187601
    Aug 27 '13 at 3:14
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If you want to really freshly install new Ubuntu why bother with such option, I usually just erasing my old Ubuntu partition and starting new partition and do fresh install again with dual boot as usual. Hope can help. Sorry just never trying the reinstall Ubuntu option.

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    Yes, use EXT4 for the filesystem, and mount at "/". Also, write the bootloader in the same partition as the Ubuntu partition. Choose to format the partition as well.
    – user187601
    Sep 17 '13 at 2:48
  • It is. So did it done good?
    – ksugiarto
    Sep 17 '13 at 3:03

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