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Old 12-15-2009, 03:18 PM
Avi Greenbury
 
Default Doubts in Un Installing Windows

dhileeb wrote:

> Dear sir,
> I am Dhileeban , installed Ubuntu few days before ....
> i am very much satisfied and excited to use Ubuntu ..... i just
> installed ubuntu along with windows ..i.e in the same drive .... i
> want to remove windows now ... help me !
>

To remove Windows, you basically reformat the partition it's on. There
is no way to get rid of Windows without also removing any data in that
partition (which generally includes your My Documents).

In Ubuntu, go Applications->System->Partition Editor and use this to
delete the Windows partition. It will be an NTFS partition, which is
usually enough to identify it. If you have more than one partition
available to Windows, you'll likely have more than one NTFS partition,
and if you can explain to use the layout of these we can help identify
which one's got Windows on it.

To make use of the freed space, you will generally want to boot into
the LiveCD and resize the Ubuntu partition(s). You cannot resize a
mounted partition, so can't do this while Ubuntu is running. Again, we
can give more detailled advice if you give us more detailed information
(about how much space you have and want, for example).


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Old 12-15-2009, 03:40 PM
Jaxxed
 
Default Doubts in Un Installing Windows

Gentlemen,

Before you delete your windows partition, did you install ubuntu using the
wubi installer for windows? This happens when you install by running the
application on the CD while you are logged in using windows.

If so read this, if not then ignore:

In this case, I think ubuntu still installs itself into the actual windows
partition. It puts the actual ubuntu disk, into folders/files on the windows
partition : C:ubuntu and C:wubildr*.
If this is how you installed your ubuntu, you won't want to delete the windows
partition.

In this and any other case, it is my humble opinion that a fresh install is
best:
1. Copy your /home/{me} folder contents to some sort of backup (usb drive);
2. Reinstall without using the wubi installer (by this I mean by booting
from an (k)ubuntu boot disk or usb.)
3. You can then copy your whole user folder contents back, and reinstall
your old applications.
4. profit.
* if you are not worried about your user files, then just reinstall using
step 2, without worrying about 1 and 3.

The advantages are:
- efficient order of partitions, use of disk (possibilities);
- more install/boot options;
- clean boot manager (using linux boot manager, not the windows one);
- more upgrade features available when new version come out;

J

On December 15, 2009 11:18:26 am Avi Greenbury wrote:
> dhileeb wrote:
> > Dear sir,
> > I am Dhileeban , installed Ubuntu few days before ....
> > i am very much satisfied and excited to use Ubuntu ..... i just
> > installed ubuntu along with windows ..i.e in the same drive .... i
> > want to remove windows now ... help me !
>
> To remove Windows, you basically reformat the partition it's on. There
> is no way to get rid of Windows without also removing any data in that
> partition (which generally includes your My Documents).
>
> In Ubuntu, go Applications->System->Partition Editor and use this to
> delete the Windows partition. It will be an NTFS partition, which is
> usually enough to identify it. If you have more than one partition
> available to Windows, you'll likely have more than one NTFS partition,
> and if you can explain to use the layout of these we can help identify
> which one's got Windows on it.
>
> To make use of the freed space, you will generally want to boot into
> the LiveCD and resize the Ubuntu partition(s). You cannot resize a
> mounted partition, so can't do this while Ubuntu is running. Again, we
> can give more detailled advice if you give us more detailed information
> (about how much space you have and want, for example).
>
>
> --
> Avi Greenbury
> http://aviswebsite.co.uk
> http://aviswebsite.co.uk/asking-questions
>

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