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shateredsoul
February 14th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Hi,

I dual boot with xp and ubuntu. I figured out how to run xp in virtualbox, so I don't really need to dual boot. Is it possible to get rid of the xp installation along with the xp partition and give that space to ubuntu?

I would appreciate any help. Thanks!

Also, does anyone know how I can look up my previous threads? I wanted to thank the people who helped me, but I can't figure out how to look at my post history.

redroad55
February 14th, 2009, 06:19 AM
To answer your last question first : In top right corner there will be welcome shateredsoul > click on shateredsoul >then click on statistics tab , middle of page > under totals you can click on what your looking for ..

your first question requires that you list the partition layout of your drive .. If you don't know that info. or how to get it ..Postback

shateredsoul
February 14th, 2009, 06:30 AM
Hi, No I don't know how to do that...

hansdown
February 14th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Hi shateredsoul.

To install linux only, just put your install disk in and when it comes to the question of where to put ubuntu,select
use entire disk option

As for finding your previous threads, you can, after logging into the forums,click on user cp, and find your threads, or while your're in a thread, go to the top of the thread, click thread tools> subscribe to this thread. The next screen you need to scroll down to reveal add subscrition.

jflaker
February 14th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Hi,

I dual boot with xp and ubuntu. I figured out how to run xp in virtualbox, so I don't really need to dual boot. Is it possible to get rid of the xp installation along with the xp partition and give that space to ubuntu?

I would appreciate any help. Thanks!

Also, does anyone know how I can look up my previous threads? I wanted to thank the people who helped me, but I can't figure out how to look at my post history.

The only concern I had was moving my outlook mail to Ubuntu. You can set up imap at gmail, set up imap to gmail in outlook/outlook express them move your mail from outlook to your gmail........go into your mail in Ubuntu then move it back to your fav client (evolution, thunderbird etc).

Other than that, back up your data in XP and restore it to Ubuntu (USB drive is good for this task)......Make sure you get all your stuff because once your XP partition is gone, there is not going back.

redroad55
February 14th, 2009, 06:44 AM
go to applications > add/remove and open > in left column choose system tools then scroll through your choices to Gnome partition editor > check the box > then in lower right click on apply changes ... After your installed you will find this app. in applications > system > admin. > this app will give you the info to post back here

marseille
February 14th, 2009, 06:46 AM
good post...

just another semi-related question. can ubuntu get installed in BIOS instead of windows? i just bought a new motherboard that talks all about installing windows in BIOS but i dont want windows. i want ubuntu in my bios.

shateredsoul
February 14th, 2009, 07:06 AM
I did that.. and checked again. It's suppose to have installed the partition editor but I can't find the program. Can i somehow just boot it from the install folder? you know how windows had "program files" folder.. does ubuntu have something similar?

shateredsoul
February 14th, 2009, 07:08 AM
I have the partition editor runing.. what's the next step?

shateredsoul
February 14th, 2009, 07:10 AM
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "vboxmouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:0:2:0"
Driver "vboxvideo"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Generic LCD Display"
Modelname "LCD Panel 1920x1200"
Horizsync 31.5-83
Vertrefresh 60-60
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x768@60" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x720@60" 74.48 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x800@60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1440x900@60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1680x1050@60" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1920x1200@60" 193.16 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1204 1242 -hsync +vsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1440 900
Modes "1920x1200@60.00" "1680x1050@60.00" "1440x900@60" "1280x800@60" "1280x720@60" "1280x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection

was this it?

shateredsoul
February 14th, 2009, 07:14 AM
Would this be helfpul too?

/dev/sda1 fat16 39.19 mb
/dev/sda2 ntfs /media/disk-1 61.87gb
/dev/sda4 extended 25.20 gb
(then it's indented)
/dev/sda5 ext3 24.11gb
/dev/sda6 linux-swap 1.09 GB
(end of indent)
/dev/sda3 fat32 4.64b
unallocated unallocated 1.45gb

marseille
February 14th, 2009, 08:45 AM
Community Documentation: How To Remove Windows

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToRemoveWindows