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Thread: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

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    How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    Hi,

    I would like to remove the Feisty recovery partition that came with my Dell 1420N originally. I would like to do that within Nautilus, if at all possible. Is there a way to do it?

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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    You could probably do this using partitioning tools such as gparted (should be listed somewere in the system menu).

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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    How is the partition identified in gparted?

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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcasanov View Post
    How is the partition identified in gparted?
    I don't own a dell laptop so can't be specific. On my maxdata laptop, its an NTFS partition.

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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    Hi, here I have attached a screenshot of what appears on gparted, so that could maybe help.
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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    It seems like on your system, the rescue partitions are FAT (/dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2). I am not sure whether its normal for DELL to use two partitions for the rescue files.

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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    Do you think the partition with the larger space is the recovery partition?

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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    Leave the FAT16 partition alone; that's the diagnostic partition. You may safely remove /dev/sda2 if you choose.
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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    Thank you! I think I'll go ahead and delete the /dev/sd2 partition, which might just be the recovery partition.

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    Re: How do I remove the Ubuntu recovery partition in Dell 1420N from within Ubuntu?

    Okay, I deleted the partition. This screenshot is the result of what shows up in Gparted. I would like to merge this unused space back into my main / partition. How do I do that?
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