deleting and os

cj debiani386 at
Mon Aug 13 00:22:50 UTC 2007

James Takac wrote:
> 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
> James
furthermore, i recommend formatting it to a linux partition (for security).

my favorite is ext3. however you wont be able view it _natively_ (unless 
you can download a program to view it) on windows systems


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