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Arnaud G 01-25-2011 01:39 PM

Thinkpad W510 advice
 
let us know how the Ubuntu install goes on this machine. What is working or not. I am planning to get one for work too.

Tx




From: bauerh <bauerh@rogers.com>
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Sent: Tue, January 25, 2011 10:12:44 AM
Subject: Thinkpad W510 advice


I am about to take possession of my new Thinkpad W510, which comes with Genuine Windows 7 Professional(32bit), Intel
Core i7-720QM Processor(1.6 GHz, 6MB L3,1333MHz). I do NOT intend to use Windows but install ubuntu 10.10.
As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win 7 from the installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu installation, your expert, highly experienced guidance is sought and kindly requested.
Hans

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bauerh 01-25-2011 01:50 PM

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On 11-01-25 09:18 AM, Colin Law wrote:

On 25 January 2011 14:12, bauerh<bauerh@rogers.com> wrote:

I am about to take possession of my new Thinkpad W510, which comes with
Genuine Windows 7 Professional(32bit), Intel
Core i7-720QM Processor(1.6 GHz, 6MB L3,1333MHz). I do NOT intend to use
Windows but install ubuntu 10.10.
As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win 7 from the
installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu installation, your expert,
highly experienced guidance is sought and kindly requested.

I believe you should just be able to boot off the Ubuntu install CD
and tell it to use the entire disk when it asks where to install.
That will obliterate Windows.

Colin


Your speedy reply has been highly appreciated.
Hans

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bauerh 01-25-2011 01:56 PM

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On 11-01-25 09:21 AM, Matt Harrison wrote:

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 9:12 AM, bauerh<bauerh@rogers.com> wrote:

I am about to take possession of my new Thinkpad W510, which comes with
Genuine Windows 7 Professional(32bit), Intel
Core i7-720QM Processor(1.6 GHz, 6MB L3,1333MHz). I do NOT intend to use
Windows but install ubuntu 10.10.
As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win 7 from the
installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu installation, your expert,
highly experienced guidance is sought and kindly requested.
Hans

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The simplest thing to do would be, when installing 10.10, to tell the
partitioner to use the entire disk. This will completely remove the
Windows 7 partition and when GRUB installs it will rewrite the MBR and
you will have no trace of Windows on the machine.

The speedy reply from the members of this list has been highly appreciated.

A 'collective' THANKYOU'
to all respondents.
Hans


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Linda 01-25-2011 02:54 PM

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On 01/25/2011 08:22 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:

On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 09:12 -0500, bauerh wrote:

I am about to take possession of my new Thinkpad W510, which comes with
Genuine Windows 7 Professional(32bit), Intel
Core i7-720QM Processor(1.6 GHz, 6MB L3,1333MHz). I do NOT intend to use
Windows but install ubuntu 10.10.
As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win 7 from the
installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu installation, your
expert, highly experienced guidance is sought and kindly requested.
Hans

Hi Hans,

I would not uninstall it, just reduce the size of its partition and then
install Ubuntu in a dual boot configuration. It will make it much
easier a couple of years down the line when you may want to resell your
Thinkpad to have the original OEM install of Windows still installed.
We have Windows 7 Professional installed on our desktop, but we never
boot it and I've almost forgotten it's there. It only takes up about
20G of HD space.

Regards,
Mark


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Plus if you need to replace a part under warranty it
probably would make it simpler. My daughter just had a dead
DVD drive in her thinkpad they logged in remotely tried a
few things and then sent her a new part to swap out. Just a
thought.

Linda

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Thierry de Coulon 01-25-2011 04:08 PM

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On Tuesday 25 January 2011 04:54:51 pm Linda wrote:
> >> As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win 7 from the
> >> installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu installation, your
> >> expert, highly experienced guidance is sought and kindly requested.
(...)
> > I would not uninstall it, just reduce the size of its partition and then
> > install Ubuntu in a dual boot configuration.
(...)
> Plus if you need to replace a part under warranty it
> probably would make it simpler.

Another possibility: in my Thinkpad Edge, I swapped the harddisk for an SSD
and just keep the original disk with the uninstalled Winblow.

Thierry


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bauerh 01-25-2011 05:29 PM

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On 11-01-25 12:08 PM, Thierry de Coulon wrote:

On Tuesday 25 January 2011 04:54:51 pm Linda wrote:

As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win 7 from the
installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu installation, your
expert, highly experienced guidance is sought and kindly requested.

(...)

I would not uninstall it, just reduce the size of its partition and then
install Ubuntu in a dual boot configuration.

(...)

Plus if you need to replace a part under warranty it
probably would make it simpler.

Another possibility: in my Thinkpad Edge, I swapped the harddisk for an SSD
and just keep the original disk with the uninstalled Winblow.

Thierry



Interesting approach.
Un grand merci.
Hans

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bauerh 01-25-2011 07:46 PM

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On 11-01-25 09:39 AM, Arnaud G wrote:


let us know how the Ubuntu install goes on this machine.
What is working or not. I am planning to get one for work too.



Tx











From:
bauerh <bauerh@rogers.com>

To: "ubuntu
user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>

Sent: Tue,
January 25, 2011 10:12:44 AM

Subject:
Thinkpad W510 advice



I am about to take possession of my new Thinkpad W510, which
comes with Genuine Windows 7 Professional(32bit), Intel

Core i7-720QM Processor(1.6 GHz, 6MB L3,1333MHz). I do NOT
intend to use Windows but install ubuntu 10.10.

As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win
7 from the installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu
installation, your expert, highly experienced guidance is
sought and kindly requested.

Hans



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I would be delighted to do so.

Hans



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bauerh 01-25-2011 07:51 PM

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On 11-01-25 10:54 AM, Linda wrote:

On 01/25/2011 08:22 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:

On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 09:12 -0500, bauerh wrote:

I am about to take possession of my new Thinkpad W510, which comes with
Genuine Windows 7 Professional(32bit), Intel
Core i7-720QM Processor(1.6 GHz, 6MB L3,1333MHz). I do NOT intend to
use

Windows but install ubuntu 10.10.
As I am not sure about the correct procedure of removing win 7 from the
installation without jeopardising a clean ubuntu installation, your
expert, highly experienced guidance is sought and kindly requested.
Hans

Hi Hans,

I would not uninstall it, just reduce the size of its partition and then
install Ubuntu in a dual boot configuration. It will make it much
easier a couple of years down the line when you may want to resell your
Thinkpad to have the original OEM install of Windows still installed.
We have Windows 7 Professional installed on our desktop, but we never
boot it and I've almost forgotten it's there. It only takes up about
20G of HD space.

Regards,
Mark


Disclaimer
http://www.shopriteholdings.co.za/pages/1019812640/disclaimer/E-mail-Disclaimer.asp



Plus if you need to replace a part under warranty it probably would
make it simpler. My daughter just had a dead DVD drive in her
thinkpad they logged in remotely tried a few things and then sent her
a new part to swap out. Just a thought.

Linda


Good, valuable thought.
Thank you, Linda
Hans

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