Removing Windows

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 29 03:09:32 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 22:27 -0400, Kai Presler-Marshall wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've run Ubuntu on my Lenovo Thinkpad T400 since April and haven't
> booted Windows 7 since June, so I think it's time to remove it and
> free up some drive space for Ubuntu.  How would I go about removing
> Win7?  I have my 160GB HDD partitioned into 3; 100GB for Ubuntu (ext3
> IIRC), a 2GB swap partition, and everything else for Win7.  I'd like
> to loose the last partition and expand the 1st to take up the freed
> space.

100 gigs is all that Ubuntu could ever want. You might consider just
reformatting the last partition same as your Ubuntu partition (ext3) and
mount it as /opt 

Then, it's just a matter of a few soft-links in your home directory to
redirect ~/Video to /opt/Video, ~/Desktop to /opt/Desktop, etc. Then you
get to keep everything personal there. Then when it's time for upgrade,
you don't have to worry about backups, as everything you could wish to
protect is completely out of the way. I have more gigs in personal stuff
than I do system stuff, so I wish my /opt directory had been set larger
than 1/2 of the drive. But, 60 gigs of safe storage is good! It's a
perspective to consider. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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