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Old 04-02-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
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removing windows partition


Hi at the moment I have a Linux ment 18.1 and also windows 10 partition. since I installed it just over a week ago I cannot now enter windows.
only linux which I find excellent so much so that I thought I'd get rid of windows and have linux mint as the sole O/S on my system.
Hope you can help many thanks.
 
Old 04-02-2017, 10:51 AM   #2
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Hi at the moment I have a Linux ment 18.1 and also windows 10 partition. since I installed it just over a week ago I cannot now enter windows.
only linux which I find excellent so much so that I thought I'd get rid of windows and have linux mint as the sole O/S on my system.
Hope you can help many thanks.
You might wanna have a look at: https://community.linuxmint.com/soft...rtitionmanager

I don't use Linux Mint (I assume that's what you mean) myself so I don't know if it's installed by default. The only problem would be that you would then be left with unallocated space (that your Windows partition used to take up). You may be able to resize your Linux partition(s), but I don't know if you can do with partitionmanager for Linux Mint? As I've never resized a Linux partition before, but I know you can resize a Windows one, so I assume you can do the same with a Linux partition (but once again I've never done it before myself).
 
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:21 AM   #3
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If you want to expand your Mint partition, then the best bet is to create a GParted Live media (USB stick or CD/DVD) and boot from that to do it - you will be unable to do anything with the system partition while you're running Mint itself.

I would recommend first of all that you paste the output from sudo parted -l (small 'ell') here so that we can see the current partition setup.
 
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:21 AM   #4
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partitionmanager is a KDE program, use gparted if you are using Cinnamon or some other Gnome based desktop.
 
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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Hi at the moment I have a Linux ment 18.1 and also windows 10 partition. since I installed it just over a week ago I cannot now enter windows.
only linux which I find excellent so much so that I thought I'd get rid of windows and have linux mint as the sole O/S on my system.
Hope you can help many thanks.
Hi mikeh9,

If you're still interested in recovering your Windows 10 install, it's probably just a simple matter of fixing up the bootloader - worst case, the BootRepair utility is a pretty good tool.

If you really want to remove your Windows installation / partition(s) completely, you can definitely do that as well, using GParted (you can use a live ISO). As mentioned by jsbjsb001, this will leave you with free space. I can confirm that you can then resize your linux partition to take advantage of the free space. You will then need to grow your ext4 file system to fill the resized partition.

Let us know how it goes :-)
 
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:26 AM   #6
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You might wanna have a look at: https://community.linuxmint.com/soft...rtitionmanager

I don't use Linux Mint (I assume that's what you mean) myself so I don't know if it's installed by default. The only problem would be that you would then be left with unallocated space (that your Windows partition used to take up). You may be able to resize your Linux partition(s), but I don't know if you can do with partitionmanager for Linux Mint? As I've never resized a Linux partition before, but I know you can resize a Windows one, so I assume you can do the same with a Linux partition (but once again I've never done it before myself).
Look at all the negative comments on the page you linked to, jsbjsb001. You shouldn't really be recommending software like that, especially to a newbie. Parted (the command line version) and GParted (the GUI version) are the standard partitioning applications.

In addition, JeremyBoden is correct - I don't have partitionmanager installed as default on my Mint 18.1 MATE system.
 
Old 04-02-2017, 12:03 PM   #7
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Hi at the moment I have a Linux ment 18.1 and also windows 10 partition. since I installed it just over a week ago I cannot now enter windows.
only linux which I find excellent so much so that I thought I'd get rid of windows and have linux mint as the sole O/S on my system.
Hope you can help many thanks.
What I did was keep my old Win7 OS. This way I can still use my old printer (which I originally installed on Win7). I avoid having to install the printer software onto Linux and meeting possible driver issues.

Also, I can still play Windows-compliant PC games without needing to install 'Wine' on Linux.

Of course, I always remember to rip out the ethernet from the router so Windows is only used on offline mode.

I also used a live usb to access the hard drive and reduced the Win7 partition to its smallest size given the amount of files already on there. I used gparted which is easy to use. This left more hard drive space for my Linux OS.

You need to find out why Linux Mint can't see your Win10 partition. As hydrurga mentioned, you can look at the output of 'sudo parted -l'.
 
Old 04-02-2017, 12:05 PM   #8
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Look at all the negative comments on the page you linked to, jsbjsb001. You shouldn't really be recommending software like that, especially to a newbie. Parted (the command line version) and GParted (the GUI version) are the standard partitioning applications.

In addition, JeremyBoden is correct - I don't have partitionmanager installed as default on my Mint 18.1 MATE system.
Sorry, I didn't read the comments, I guess I should have though, my bad (and should have said Gparted booted from USB/CD/DVD). As I also forgot about not being able to do anything with a mounted partition (resize it, etc).

Thanks for correcting me though. My bad.
 
Old 04-02-2017, 12:11 PM   #9
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Linux Mint probably can't read your Windows 10 partition because you don't have the ntfs-3g package installed.
Mint will still see a partition (of unknown type) though.
 
Old 04-02-2017, 12:49 PM   #10
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Linux Mint probably can't read your Windows 10 partition because you don't have the ntfs-3g package installed.
Mint will still see a partition (of unknown type) though.
ntfs-3g is one of the standard packages installed in Linux Mint.

My reading of it is that the OP is unable to boot up into the Windows partition, not that they can't access the Windows partition through Mint (although the latter could well be the case if Windows hasn't been shut down properly). I may be wrong though.
 
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Old 04-02-2017, 12:52 PM   #11
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Sorry, I didn't read the comments, I guess I should have though, my bad (and should have said Gparted booted from USB/CD/DVD). As I also forgot about not being able to do anything with a mounted partition (resize it, etc).

Thanks for correcting me though. My bad.
My apologies in return for having phrased my comment in a way which meant you felt bad about it to the extent of posting a sad face!

And here's me just wanting to generate a world of 's.
 
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Old 04-02-2017, 03:35 PM   #12
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update-grub has that been ran yet to pick up windows?
 
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:00 PM   #13
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Question removing windows partition

hi all down loaded gparted this is what I saw.
this is not as easy as I thought.
/home/michael/Desktop/my .png
 
Old 04-02-2017, 04:03 PM   #14
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hi all down loaded gparted this is what I saw.
this is not as easy as I thought.
/home/michael/Desktop/my .png
That's not a correct link to your image, Michael.

Cutting and pasting the output from sudo parted -l, as suggested earlier, would be much easier.
 
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hi all down loaded gparted this is what I saw.
this is not as easy as I thought.
/home/michael/Desktop/my .png
internet doesn't work like that. you got a upload that photo yo! try it again Sam.
 
  


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