Harddrive partitioning problems...


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Hardrive partitioning problems...

So awhile back I tried to instal Ubuntu on my computer with Bootcamp, but later uninstalled it. I was having a bit of trouble getting it off so I removed a couple of linux-ey looking parts of the hardrive using Disk Utility. Now, a couple months later, I want to install Linux again, but I'm having a bit of trouble... When I open up bootcamp assistant I get this:
Boot Camp Assistant.png
And here is what my Disk Utility Screen looks like:
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Any ideas on what I could do to solve this?
 
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I think Bootcamp does a little more than just partition the drive.

Looks like a reformat the drive and start again. I would just install it on and external drive, and duel boot in that.
 
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How exactly should I reformat the drive? Reinstall Snow Leopard?
 
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Ensure you have a good backup, i.e. TimeCapsule or Carbon Copy Cloner, or others?

Boot off the DVD and and choose Disk Utility from the Menu.
Reformat, OS X (Journaled). Re-Install SL, Migrate in your Apps and User Accounts.

I have never found messing with Boot Camp or Multiple partitions good in the long term, far better to use additional Drives, Parallels or VM for these types of projects. IMO.
 
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Thanks, I think reformat I'll the drive using the time machine backup I have, and then using the time machine hardrive for Ubuntu instead xD
 
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