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RE: [gnubies-il] How to remove Windows XP OS

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  • Dror Ezion
    Why didn t you delete it on the installation time ? Does the boot record belong to MS or Ubuntu (what is the first screen after you boot). If the boot
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 28, 2009
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      Why didn’t you delete it on the installation time ?

      Does the boot record belong to MS or Ubuntu (what is the first screen after you boot).

      If the boot selection belong to MS I suggest to reinstall all and just delete the MS partition in the Ubuntu installation process.


      Otherwise you can use GParted tool which is a very user friendly !


      Ubuntu users can install gParted with the following command:

      #sudo apt-get install gparted


      Good luck !


      Dror Ezion



      From: gnubies-il@yahoogroups.com [mailto:gnubies-il@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Shlomi Fish
      Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 1:20 PM
      To: gnubies-il@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: nadavyaniv
      Subject: Re: [gnubies-il] How to remove Windows XP OS


      On Thursday 26 March 2009 19:25:32 nadavyaniv wrote:

      > Hi guys. 2 hours ago I installed Ubuntu-Linux OS on my ThinkPad X31. My
      > laptop has a very limited hard-drive of 32 GB. With the 2 Operation
      > I have got left only with about 5 GB. Therefore, I would like to know how
      > to remove my Windows XP operation system. If someone can guide me through
      > the steps I would appreciate it. Thanks. Yaniv.


      Well, here are the steps:

      1. First of all backup all the partitions on your computer. This can be done
      either with a remote computer on the same Ethernet/Wifi connection, or with an
      external hard-disk.

      You can use the tar command - see
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(file_format) to do the backup.

      This step is important because repartitioning may leave your hard-disk in an
      inconsistent state.

      2. Next, if you just want to re-use the Windows partitions as Linux ones
      (mounted somewhere under /) you can just reformat them as Linux Ext3
      partitions which is safer. If not, you'll need to do a more thorough re-
      partitioning of your hard-disk. Good tools for repartitioning are:

      * http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

      * http://mirror.isoc.org.il/pub/mandriva/official/iso/2009.0/ - the Mandriva
      installer has an excellent repartitioning tool and can be used to repartition
      your hard-drive.

      You'll need to burn these live CDs and boot from them.


      Shlomi Fish

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