End Dual Boot - Gutsy & Win2K

Jon ubuntu-users at quack.clara.co.uk
Thu Nov 1 15:03:38 UTC 2007

Owen Townend wrote:
> 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 
> Hey,
>   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:

One thing to add: don't reboot between running gparted and running grub 
- your existing Windows boot sector will be pointing off into empty space.

I'd be tempted to run grub first and gparted second. Can't think of a 
downside to doing it that way around.


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