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    Repartitioning a dual boot

    OK, I´ve attached a screenshot of my current system which is a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04.

    I would like to remove the Windows 7 drive. Make a separate partition for my home folder and install Ubuntu 12.04. So that I just have one partition for Ubuntu and a separate partition for my home directory. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Repartitioning a dual boot

    We get many users who fully convert but then find they still have one application/game they want to run in Windows. Best to make a full backup of Windows.

    The vendor recovery DVDs are just an image of your drive as purchased. If you have housecleaned a lot of cruft normally included, run many updates with many reboots, and added software you may want a full back up.
    Backup windows before install - post by Mark Phelps
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2040149
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1626990
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
    Another suggestion by srs5694
    http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

    And backup /home, /etc and a list of installed applications if you have added a lot and want them in your new install.

    discussion of alternatives/strategy backups
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem

    Oldfred's list of stuff to backup May 2011:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1748541
    Some files to exclude from /home:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1883834

    Also many users seem to have issues with the major changes to 12.04 and even more with 12.10. You could shrink your current sda5 by 10 to 20GB and install 12.04 just as a test. Then if you works ok you can from the liveCD delete everything with gparted and partition how ever you want.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Repartitioning a dual boot

    Thanks for the advice!

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