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I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed in a laptop but don’t feel very happy with it so I want to try other distros. I know I didn’t do it well because I delete windows at the time of the installation, I was really fed up about the slow it was. I didn’t make any partition while installing ubuntu, it is possible to overwrite the other OS? would any remain any rest of Ubuntu? Tks

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  • Why not just install over where ubuntu is.... – Alvar Nov 8 '13 at 8:50
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You can install almost most(if not all), the same way most people install ubuntu 13.10. Make a Pendrive from an USB-stick or burn a installation DVD.

Steps to create a pendrive S1: Download the ISO of your preffered distro

S2: Create a pendrive using tools such as Universal USB Installer to "mount" the iso on usb-stick.

S3: plug in the usb-stick

S4: reboot

S5: Select the usb-stick as the "Boot-source" from your BIOS

S6: the rest of the installation will explain itself.(select something like "erase ubuntu 13.10" if it appears)

Steps to burn a dvd same as pendrive but with the word dvd instead of usb-stick, except for #2 where you will need to burn the iso in a dvd using standard iso-tools.

Good Luck!

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  • Boot another distro's live cd or usb,but don't install it.Then connect to the internet.

  • Open the terminal(ctrl+alt+t),run the below command to install gparted

    sudo apt-get install gparted && sudo gparted

    After gparted opened,format the partition(Select the partition->Right click on it-> Format to->ext4)in which you want to overwrite.

  • Then install the os to the formatted ext4 partition(Note ubuntu must be installed to ext4 partition)

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  1. Put distro of your choice on USB
  2. Reboot
  3. Enter boot options at start up.It shows computer logo. For me I press F12 some are F2 . It varys from computer to computer
  4. search for your USB
  5. hit enter on usb
  6. should run from there.

You will have a choice to install or test it out. I have Ubuntu 12.10 and didn't like the Unity interface at all. I almost uninstalled , but found out about GNOME and love it. I installed linux mint on my friends computer because he contracted the FBI warning virus since I didn't know how to get it off and he loves it.

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Complicadisimo. Yo instalé UBUNTU en mi PC de escritorio. Me estropeó dos discos rigidos (1). Ahora me quedó la opción de Windows ó UBUNTU y no quiero saber mas nada ni del nombre UBUNTU. Quiero que desaparezca por completo de mi vida. (1), UBUNTU, obviamente tiene muchas ventajas y otras desventajas respecto a otros sistemas operativos. Pero la peor desventaja que le veo, es la falta de instrucciones puntuales, concretas y objetivas por parte de quienes lo producen. No me alcanza con que sea open source y gratis si luego, por la falta de instrucción, pierdo datos muy importantes que para recuperarlo me significan tres días de pérdida de mi trabajo, tiempo y mi PC encendida con todos los riesgos que ello supone por cortes de energía y otros riesgos importantes. Es muy probable, que la pérdida de información haya sido de mi responsabilidad y no de UBUNTU. Sin embargo, si UBUNTU me hubiese enseñado con suficiente claridad de que manera hacer las cosas, me daba la opción de instalarlo bien, ó descartar la idea de LINUX. Ahora, me obliga a descartar para siempre esa opción y quizás esto sea injusto.

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  • Askubuntu is an English language site - please translate to ensure you get the best response to your questions – amc Feb 10 '14 at 5:00

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