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I have a Dell Mini 910. There is no Windows on it, so the laptop can't boot up.

I created a bootable USB disk with Ubuntu 11.04 and I am trying to install it, but I have a problem.

The hard drive of the Dell is 8 GB and Ubuntu 11 wants at least 4.4 GB to install. So, at some point, the installation progress stops because there is no free space. How do I clean my hard disk in order to get more free space to install Ubuntu 11?

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Not programming-related - try askubuntu.com –  Paul R Jul 14 '11 at 14:14

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When you start up Ubuntu 11 you can do a "Live Test" this will allow you to run Ubuntu 11 from the CD from here you can access the hard drive and simply format it using gparted > Restart the machine > Install Ubuntu 11
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<offtopic>What program did you take that screenshot with?</offtopic> –  Shutupsquare Jul 14 '11 at 14:48
    
@Steve Martin - you can see the name at the top of the Window.. "GParted". GParted is an epic utility for non-destructively resizing partitions. You can get an ISO with it on it from their website, or just use the Ubuntu Live CD. –  Doc Jul 14 '11 at 16:30
    
@Phoenix yes goarted is very good but i meant the actuall screen shot, to take a screenshot with rounded corners and drop shadow. –  Shutupsquare Jul 14 '11 at 21:55
    
Gparted stupid iPhone –  Shutupsquare Jul 14 '11 at 21:55
    
Actually did it in photoshop for another project –  admintech Jul 15 '11 at 8:01

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