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Old 03-11-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Installed ubuntu on drive C, but

drive E: still is running windows. How can I completely delete windows from my computer? Sorry for the noob question.
Old 03-11-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!

First, stop thinking about drives and partitions in the Windows way. Using "fdisk -l" in a terminal, you find that Linux is on /dev/sdaX and Windows is on /dev/sdaY. (X and Y being partition numbers)

To delete Windows, all you have to do is delete that partition.

For more specific help, post the output of "sudo fdisk -l" (Run this command in a terminal, which you will find somewhere in your menus)
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First, stop thinking about drives in terms of drive letters, they do not exist in Linux.

In the Linux distro's installer there should have been a choice to use up the whole drive. You xhould be able to delete the Windows partition, I don't know how you would enlarge the Linux partition(s).
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i think gparted can help you.


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