End Dual Boot - Gutsy & Win2K

Owen Townend bowbowbow at optushome.com.au
Thu Nov 1 13:37:14 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 21:32 -0400, MARTIN ESCOTT wrote:
> I love Gutsy Gibbon installation & want to delete Win2K & also devote
> entire hard drive to Ubuntu 7.10. Please advise! Thanks
> mpescott at verizon.net 

  The most straightforward way to do this is using 'gparted' which is on
the Ubuntu live-CD. System->Administration->Gnome Partition Editor
This will allow you to delete the win2k partition and resize the Ubuntu
one to fill the space. This is GUI driven and intuitive. Once done,
you'll need to update the boot manager. From the live-CD command line
enter the grub prompt:
	$ sudo grub
Then in the prompt type this:
	grub> find /boot/grub/stage2
It should return something like this:
This is disk1, partition0 which for me is where Ubuntu is installed.
Yours may differ slightly. To choose this partition use:
	grub> root (hd1,0)
To install grub in the MBR:
	grub> setup (hd1)
	grub> quit
Then restart into your Ubuntu only box :)

It might pay to have a look at the related man pages and maybe this page
to make sure the options are right for you: 


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