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kiraku
October 13th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Hi:

The thing is that i have two partititons in my laptop, one with windos xp and the otherone with linux... Now i want to sell it, so i like to erase the linux partition and just let wxp on it...

So how do i do that?...

Do i just erase the partition with gparted form a live cd???... or shoud i do something more???...

Basically, if i erase the partition with gparted, does windows recognize (i don't remember how this word spells) the new space that it has???

i hope you can help me...

cya

AndyM3
October 13th, 2010, 04:45 PM
No, you should delete the Linux partition and then resize the Windows one.

But IMO you should leave Ubuntu as a boot option or install it with Wubi afterwards. Maybe the new user will like it. ;)

Temposs
October 13th, 2010, 04:46 PM
You can use the gparted CD. That will work just fine.

I think what you'll want to do is two operations:
1) Delete the Linux partition
2) Resize the Windows partition so that it takes up the entire drive.

Elfy
October 13th, 2010, 04:47 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6391959&postcount=1

Reinstall the windows bootloader THEN remove the partition.

kiraku
October 13th, 2010, 07:01 PM
You can use the gparted CD. That will work just fine.

I think what you'll want to do is two operations:
1) Delete the Linux partition
2) Resize the Windows partition so that it takes up the entire drive.


yeah, that its!

kiraku
October 13th, 2010, 07:05 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6391959&postcount=1

Reinstall the windows bootloader THEN remove the partition.


thanxz, that really has helpful...

kiraku
October 13th, 2010, 07:07 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6391959&postcount=1

Reinstall the windows bootloader THEN remove the partition.


hi... after installing the bootloader, do i erase de partition from windows or linux??