Hmmm there's a sticky at the top of this sub-forum but it is sort of phrased in a question and answer form and most of what's said in it is either above my head or inapplicable. So I've downloaded the Linux Ubuntu distribution and put it on a disc. I've got my old HP Pavilion with Windows XP OEM SP2 ready and set up. So what do I do now? It says I have to "format" the HP before I install Linux off the CD. But the problem is all the guides keep mentioning inserting a "Windows XP disc". But mine just has a recovery partition because it's an OEM version. How do I reformat the PC so I can install Ubuntu. Please help!