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i had recently installed ubuntu 8.10 along with vista ( dual boot ) and i like it a lot , now i am thinking to remove vista in order to ...
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    Lightbulb how to remove vista from ubuntu


    i had recently installed ubuntu 8.10 along with vista ( dual boot ) and i like it a lot , now i am thinking to remove vista in order to get more space
    do somebody know how to do so
    thanks

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    "gparted" is good: you can either shrink vista down, or
    delete the partitions it occupies: Bye-Bye
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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    but both of them are in same partition !

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    Backup data first! then take a look here

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    Quote Originally Posted by drwolf View Post
    but both of them are in same partition !
    Did you install using the Wubi method so that Ubuntu is installed within Windows? In that case you are pretty much stuck, you cannot remove Vista. You can however run with a clean install if you're happy that your hardware is supported. You can even use Synaptic to make a list of the software you have installed to restore it to your new system - go to File > Generate Package Download Script. When you have your new system installed you can then use that script to download packages and get you a good bit closer to where you were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    Did you install using the Wubi method so that Ubuntu is installed within Windows? In that case you are pretty much stuck, you cannot remove Vista.
    Since install is on the same partition I assumed it's a wubi install - thought resizing the partition, create Linux partitions and then migrating the wubi install to Linux partitions ... which I think is on the link I posted.

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    yes it was wubi install !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    Since install is on the same partition I assumed it's a wubi install - thought resizing the partition, create Linux partitions and then migrating the wubi install to Linux partitions ... which I think is on the link I posted.
    I didn't clock that one Jonathan, that's sweet looking

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