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I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on HDD. Over the last 2 days I have been using Linux Mint on LiveCD and decided that that is what I want.

When I partition the hdd should it be in fat32? fat16? or one of the journaling file systems?

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Does Mint offer any "delete existing Linux installation" option? Perhaps you should stop by Mint's homepage, and check out their installation methods (maybe the LiveCD can't do as you want, but a DVD install can). –  vonbrand Mar 7 '13 at 20:35
    
no.. I downloaded the iso file and burned it to dvd. –  Corey Fairbanks Mar 7 '13 at 20:52
    
When I try to partition the hd I get this message: No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu. –  Corey Fairbanks Mar 7 '13 at 20:53

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