What to do next with my new HDD and installing linux

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by frldyz, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. frldyz

    frldyz Member

    I wiped and erased a 500gb hdd with parted magic.
    The disk prevously had win 10 on it.

    I want to install it in a completely seperate build and install linux onto it.
    I connected the HDD via USB and HD enclosure.
    But it does not show up on my computer.
    When I go to disc mangement it is there but unallocated.

    What do I do next? This OS will have linux only on it.
    1. Can I install it in the build and try to install linux to it via USB?
    2. Do I have to partition it with my other computer via win 10?
    3. does it need to be partitioned?
  2. frldyz

    frldyz Member

    Do I have to do this on a seperate computer?
  3. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

    Why don't you install the HDD into the computer you plan on using Linux with and install Linux that way. Otherwise drivers and crap won't properly be installed.
  4. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

    You're over thinking things. Just do as Agent Smith suggested. Put the disk in the machine you want to install Linux on and run the Linux installer. It will automatically partition the drive and install the OS. It really wasn't even necessary to use parted magic to wipe the drive to remove Windows.
    beers likes this.

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