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Offline Speedy

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Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« on: January 11, 2010, 01:15:39 AM »
I would like to dedicate all of my hard drive to Ubuntu now that I am comfortable  with the OS and I would like to remove Windows OS Help Please! Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 01:39:03 AM by Speedy »

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Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« on: January 11, 2010, 01:15:39 AM »

Offline vrkalak

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 02:05:54 AM »
Use the same LiveCD that you originally used to install Ubuntu.

Open Ubuntu from the CD, just as before, but with the option 'not to change anything on the computer' ... do not re-install.
Now, from the CD, open gParted and delete the Windows partition.
Then, enlarge the Ubuntu partition to fill up the empty space caused by deleting Windows.

The gParted application will not let you change a mounted partition, such as when you are using Ubuntu, you can't change that partition,
you have to go 'outside' the partition to do so.

Offline Speedy

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 03:02:12 AM »
Thanks for the response. I will try this later when I have time.

Offline Speedy

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 04:04:24 AM »
Ok do I start the live cd while Ubuntu is running?

Offline TidyBhoy

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 09:40:23 AM »
Wont Make any difference.. Being a boot Disk itll either restart, or tell you to restart.. just have your cd to boot before hdd.

Offline Speedy

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010, 07:13:56 PM »
Wont Make any difference.. Being a boot Disk itll either restart, or tell you to restart.. just have your cd to boot before hdd.
Hey if I lost the disc can I just burn a new iso image? will that work the same still?

Offline Speedy

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 08:10:49 PM »
Hey I put the disk in but nothing is happening? I click on the disc but I'm not sure which folder I am suppose to click on?

Offline TerryGush

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 01:23:06 AM »
One item to check before killing the Windows partition completely is the possibly Windows might be necessary to flash future BIOS upgrades.

On my dual boot Acer Aspire 5735 (Vista / Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop PAE / Ubuntu 9.10 Server), it seems necessary to keep at least a reduced Windows partition because any BIOS updates from the manufacturer are supplied strictly as Windows/DOS executables and didn't execute under Nautilus (I didn't test flashing BIOS with WINE).

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 11:08:53 AM »
Hey I put the disk in but nothing is happening? I click on the disc but I'm not sure which folder I am suppose to click on?

You have to put in the disc and then reboot your computer so it boots directly from the CD, not from the harddrive.

Offline kronictokr

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Re: Now that Ubuntu is installed, How do I remove Windows?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 06:51:41 PM »
go into a terminal, and type

sudo aptitude install gparted

enter your password, type y, for yes hit enter

go to system >> administration >> gparted , select the windows partition, right click it, delete. hit apply, the create a partion in whatever format you want. if your abolishing windows i recomend ext4