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October 3rd, 2008, 10:34 PM
I am trying to delete Ubuntu off a hard drive (don't worry I'll still be using Ubuntu) but i cant seem to delete the extended partition with Gparted. Can anyone help me delete it?

October 3rd, 2008, 10:48 PM
Post a screenshot of Gparted

October 3rd, 2008, 11:31 PM
sorry for the misunderstanding but the problem is not with Gparted. I just don't know how to delete the extended partition.

October 3rd, 2008, 11:33 PM
What are you using to delete it? Post:
sudo fdisk -lu

October 3rd, 2008, 11:51 PM
i just went to Gparted and right clicked on the partition "resize/move" and "delete". Also sorry but i am away from the problem computer right now so i cant use that command. However here is the one from the computer i am on right now. They both have the same setup because i formated them at the same time. The one i am trying to delete is /dev/sdb5:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 145388250 295210439 74911095 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 * 63 145388249 72694093+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb5 369013176 378571724 4779274+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

The only difference is that i already deleted the NTFS partition on the other computer.

October 3rd, 2008, 11:58 PM
Try using Gparted Live CD:
Burn the iso to disk and boot from it.
It works with unmounted drives/partitions

October 4th, 2008, 12:01 AM
I did use my Ububtu LiveCD.

October 4th, 2008, 12:08 AM
It's different. I said Gparted Live CD. Many times the problem with Gparted in the Ubuntu Live CD can be obviated with Gparted Live CD.

October 4th, 2008, 12:30 AM
oops sorry about that. Ill try that next time. Thanks

October 5th, 2008, 04:15 PM
it worked!!!