[ubuntu-uk] Partitioning Question
luggeorge at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Mar 10 16:59:09 UTC 2012
>From: Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com>
>To: Ubuntu UK Mailing List <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
>Sent: Saturday, 10 March 2012, 14:32
>Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Partitioning Question
bit of advice on partitioning, please.
currently dual-boot Xubuntu and Windows 7. I've now got to the happy
situation where I no longer need any Windows applications.
Consequently I'd like to delete Windows and reclaim the 80 Gb of disk
space it takes up. Would I be better off simply clearing down the
whole machine and re-installing Xubuntu from scratch, or is it safe
to mess about with the partitions using a tool like GParted. If the
latter, perhaps somebody knows of a good idiot's guide, as I've had a
few problems in the past resizing partitions.
>ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
BACK UP EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KEEP JUST IN CASE!
Run up an Ubuntu/Xubuntu live disc. Use the disk partitioner to delete the unwanted partition and extend the Xubuntu one.
Run commands to sort out grub to get rid of the windows option:
sudo grub-install /dev/sdx (amend sdx to where you want to install grub)
Hopefully all should be good.
In the unlikely event that something breaks you still have the option of a re-install!
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