[ubuntu-uk] Removing Windows dual boot

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Mar 18 00:08:24 UTC 2011

On 17/03/11 21:31, Neil Greenwood wrote:

> If you really want to convert, you have to delete the extended
> partition and create a new primary partition.
> Otherwise, if there's room, you could reformat the ex-Windows
> partition and copy the Ubuntu partition into it, then delete the old
> Ubuntu partition and resize to make use of all the disk.

Not sure if it would work (i.e. I've not tried it myself) but I wonder 
if it would be possible to use GParted (maybe from an Ubuntu Desktop CD) 
to copy the contents of the logical partition to a primary partition?

AFAIK an extended partition is pretty much fixed (that is you can't move 
it along the disk, so if it's say half way along the disk you can't move 
it down to the start of the disk) so copying the data into a primary 
partition might be a good idea.

If you to attempt this though I'd suggest at least making a backup of 
your home directory (just in case).


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