Dual booting, want to get rid of windows partition
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oh boy oh boy
here log in as root and run fdisk.
fdisk /dev/hda <<-- where hda is the first harddisk
first press p
this will print your partition table
then press d to delete a partition
select the partition number refering to the print out of the table.
then once back at menu press w to write to disk
then q to quit
now the next step is to change lilo.
type cd /etc
edit lilo.conf file
it should look like this
now what you are looking for is something like
label=dos or label=winxp
now delete that section if it was this table I would delete everything from
then make sure that default is equal to the label of the linux you want
and save it then
The easiest partitioning tool I know is boot it (www.terabyteunlimited.com) but it requires you to make the boot disk from windows which might or might not be a problem for you. I use it for the majority of my partitioning needs (i.e. resizing/sliding partitions). Everything should be self explantory once you run it.