[ubuntu-uk] Partitioning Question

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Mar 10 17:15:34 UTC 2012

Hi Nige

On 10 March 2012 14:32, Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi
>  A bit of advice on partitioning, please.
>  I 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.
I have used GParted to do a lot of repartitioning (e.g. shrinking Windows
partitions to make space for 'buntu) will no ill effects.  However, I
suspect that if you remove the Windows partition you may be also removing
your boot sector leaving your Xubuntu unbootable.  I'm sure someone will
tell us if this is wrong.

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