Originally Posted by Prinny
Sorry for the delay, but I've been out of pocket today for the most part. Hadn't even TOUCHED my laptop until right now! My brother-in-law is visiting, and we've just been busy. I logged in for a little while this afternoon on my phone, and realized I don't normally do that for a reason: I CAN'T SEE!! Even posted a reply. (Now I need to check it for typos.
After I return from work today, I'm going to install Linux for a dual boot. The purpose is to just copy files easily since I lack external storage. Can gparted erase the windows partition without any problems with GRUB or anything like that afterwards? I've never tried anything like that before, so I wanted to ask.
It's been a number of years since I did that, as I don't normally have dual-boot machines. In my situation--and ONLY if I remember correctly--I had a window$ partition and a Linux partition, and I wiped the window$ partition using Linux. I'm way too fuzzy right now to say for sure what/how I did this. I probably used gParted, deleted the partition(?), recreated it, formatted it...I'm sorry, I really just cannot recall exactly. I know I was using GRUB, and I know I ended up with an additional partition for Linux, but I do not recall if there were any issues or if there was anything special I had to do when booting up. Can someone else chime in please?