RE: [gnubies-il] How to remove Windows XP OS
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 !
On Thursday 26 March 2009 19:25:32 nadavyaniv wrote:
> Hi guys. 2 hours ago I installed Ubuntu-Linux OS on my ThinkPad X31. Mysystems
> 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 howHi!
> 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
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
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://mirror.isoc.org.il/pub/mandriva/official/iso/2009.0/ - the Mandriva
installer has an excellent repartitioning tool and can be used to repartition
You'll need to burn these live CDs and boot from them.
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