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    Wink I want to get rid of windows on my dual boot, I love linux!

    After messing with linux on and off for years, I want to finally get rid of my dual boot. Windows presence just gets me annoyed, how can I stop dual booting and just boot normally into linux?

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    Re: I want to get rid of windows on my dual boot, I love linux!

    If it is a traditional dual boot and not a Wubi installation see deleting partitions at the link.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition


    Edit: You could also just backup your files and format the entire hard-drive and do a fresh installation.
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    Re: I want to get rid of windows on my dual boot, I love linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    You could also just backup your files and format the entire hard-drive and do a fresh installation.
    I second that motion. Then you won't have to deal with the whole mess of reverting to a single boot. Plus it's like having a brand new system again!

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    Re: I want to get rid of windows on my dual boot, I love linux!

    What files would need to be backed up? Just the home file, or more?

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    Re: I want to get rid of windows on my dual boot, I love linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    What files would need to be backed up? Just the home file, or more?
    Any and every file you feel that you want to keep.
    If that means only files in the home folder, then so be it.
    If you have scripts or configuration files you would like to keep, so as to not have to re-edit them later, that is fine as well.

    My take on it is that if you did any editing to any file, then back it up. Unless of course you borked up that file.
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    Re: I want to get rid of windows on my dual boot, I love linux!

    I find Dropbox is really handy for this kind of thing. Using a couple of sym-links to automatically back things up also means you can forget (more or less) about backing up manually:

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    ln -s /thing/you/want /where/you/want/it
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    ...so if you want everything in your Documents folder backed up, you'd do:

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    ln -s /home/username/Documents /home/username/Dropbox
    There's a .deb you can download from the website, run it and then start the program. Make sure you have the 'gpg-me' package installed - it doesn't seem to pick it up as a dependancy, and only notifies you about it when you're installing the daemon.

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    Re: I want to get rid of windows on my dual boot, I love linux!

    Drop box or Ubuntu One work for moving files from one installation to another. I install the latest releases so my home folder is synced on Ubuntu One. I still need a dual boot so what happens in Windows stays in Windows though Ubuntu One has a Win installer.
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