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    Red face delete windoze OS

    Presently I have a dual boot set up, which works just fine except that I don't use windows anymore.
    So how do I remove it and the partition, or should I just delete the Windows OS and use the partition as storage?

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    Re: delete windoze OS

    format the windows partition

    and dont forget to run :

    sudo grub-install /dev/sda
    sudo update-grub

    then its up to you to use that free space as you want/need

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    Re: delete windoze OS



    Format the ntsf partition to what protocol?

    and what is this for?

    sudo grub-install /dev/sda
    sudo update-grub
    Is there any problem with reformatting and the Windows boot manager? (or GRUB2)

    Thanks for your help -

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    Re: delete windoze OS

    here is a standard install

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...21&postcount=2

    note: simply erase it, or format as you want for now, you will reformat as it need when you will use it.

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    Re: delete windoze OS

    I normally suggest smaller system partitions and larger data partitions. Do not use Windows tools for Linux. You can just use gparted to reformat to ext4 or whatever you want.

    You can just use it as data or move /home.
    To move /home uses rsync- Be sure to use parameters to preserve ownership & permissions
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving

    If a ext4 data partition you will have to manage ownership & permissions. Often best with permanent mount in fstab.

    Partitioning basics with some info on /data, older but still good bodhi.zazen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...data+partition

    Understanding fstab
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountlinux
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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