deleting and os

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Sun Aug 12 23:39:21 UTC 2007

On Monday 13 August 2007 09:05:01 cj wrote:
> James Takac wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > Have a friend that I have finally got used to Ubuntu. He's sick and tired
> > of having to fix windows and this time it would need a complete reinstall
> > to fix. So what he wants is to get rid of windows entirely (sys is
> > currently set to dual boot) but I don't think a complete reinstall of
> > Ubuntu is necessary as he thinks it to be. Can I in effect just redo the
> > current windows partion and format it ext3 or so and just modify the
> > entries in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Or will I need the live cd to boot from
> > and the re setup grub from there?
> >
> > James
> thats right, even though a compelte install is nice, you could do a
> minimal install and then take it from there.
> anyways, if you want to repartition the easiest way, i recommend
> downloading gparted, then repartitioning the partition
> to the techies: I know you can use fdisk, but im more experienced with
> gparted
> --cj

Thx cj. Have gparted myself and is certainly easier than using fdisk of which 
I used to use early on. Does fdisk now handle ext3? It didn't when I used it 
last. Getting the idea from responses so far that a complete reinstall would 
be the best idea


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