well, an easy thing to do to just KILL the windows is to boot only into ubuntu, then run "cfdisk" in a terminal.
use it (it's fairly simple, if you've never messed with partitions manually, I'm sure there are instructions on the internet!) to delete the partition containing windows. Then, maximize your Ubuntu partition. As maximization can be dangerous occasionally, I would recommend backing up any important data on the Ubuntu partition.
Also, back up EVERYTHING important on the WinXP partition, because It'll be gone. For good.
Does this help?
I've never maximised a partition before. I think it should just use all new free space for the ubuntu. I don't think it'd eat ur swap or anything, so you might want to poke around and find out.
A safer, and probably easier way to do this would be just to do a fresh install of ubuntu.
Last edited by chickenlinux; 03-07-2009 at 08:20 AM.