Question Ubuntu 18.04 clean install

Aug 24, 2019
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So, I have a dual boot Win 7/Ubuntu 19.04 machine. However, the Ubuntu went to hell and I’m about to format & clean install 18.04 (leaving Windows intact).

I already have the boot USB, but I’m wondering whether I should format the old Ubuntu partition beforehand and will the installer know to put the new Ubuntu right there?

Thanks!
 

Grobe

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In general, I'd advice you to:
  • Backup your data - also important files from windows ; just in case something goes terrible wrong or the disk just dies.
  • Then install Ubuntu over again, but format the Linux partition.
I think I'd use Gparted in Live-CD mode to format the Linux partition.
 

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