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Yellowblue
June 23rd, 2012, 09:26 PM
Hey guys!!! :D
I have a laptop (HP Pavilion dv4000) since 2005... Recently i installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04
I also have in my computer Windows 7....I would like to delete Windows 7 (forever) and keep Linux. My cd-player doesn't read the cd and i don't know how to do it :(
Excuse me for my English, i'm Greek. Thanks for your time/help ;)

cortman
June 23rd, 2012, 09:34 PM
Hey guys!!! :D
I have a laptop (HP Pavilion dv4000) since 2005... Recently i installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04
I also have in my computer Windows 7....I would like to delete Windows 7 (forever) and keep Linux. My cd-player doesn't read the cd and i don't know how to do it :(
Excuse me for my English, i'm Greek. Thanks for your time/help ;)

Your English is excellent. :)

Open up GParted (you may have to install it, sudo apt-get install gparted) and find the Windows partitions in the list- they'll be the ones formatted to the NTFS filesystem. Make sure you don't have any external drives plugged into the laptop at the time, just to be sure you don't accidentally format them.
Right click on the partition and select "Delete". You'll wind up with a lot of unallocated space, which you can add to your existing Ubuntu partition using the same program, only you must boot from a Live CD or USB to do that.
And first and foremost: BACK UP all your data before attempting ANY kind of disk partitioning. I cannot stress that enough.

WinuxUser
June 24th, 2012, 05:23 AM
Hey guys!!! :D
I have a laptop (HP Pavilion dv4000) since 2005... Recently i installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04
I also have in my computer Windows 7....I would like to delete Windows 7 (forever) and keep Linux. My cd-player doesn't read the cd and i don't know how to do it :(
Excuse me for my English, i'm Greek. Thanks for your time/help ;)

Hello. If you want to completely remove windows, you might first want to show us how your partition scheme looks like so an assist could be made on which partition is to be deleted. To do that, please run gparted software and post an image of your partition scheme.
Generally, windows is installed in NTFS format... if that's easy for you to identify, then you can boot into LiveCD and run gparted from there... and then u can just select the NTFS partition and delete it and format it to as another format.(NTFS,ext4,ext3 etc..). You may also want to update your grub while in LiveCd mode too to ensure you boot from your hard disk next time in a proper manner...

Yellowblue
June 24th, 2012, 12:51 PM
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/195/gpartedonmypc.png/]

Thanks for your help! I still try to delete windows7....i uploaded the picture you asked me.

WinuxUser
June 24th, 2012, 01:05 PM
well, if you don't have any data to backup, its good that you boot into LiveCd, 'check the disk for errors' first,reboot the system to LiveCd again, then select 'try ubuntu', and see if your LiveCd works fine or not...
After your Live session is working fine, just at next reboot select 'Install ubuntu' and under installation type, select 'something else' then follow the following link:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Installing-Ubuntu-12-04-LTS-266201.shtml
(read the -Something Else section nicely)

Goodluck

Cheesemill
June 24th, 2012, 01:07 PM
OK, first of all don't try any of the suggestions above. They are all suggestions that would work if you had a normal installation of Ubuntu, but you don't.

Because you used WUBI to install Ubuntu then it's difficult to move to a Ubuntu only installation (WUBI is only really meant for testing, not for proper installations). It is possible, but not really recommended for a beginner.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#How_do_I_migrate_to_a_real_partition.2C_ and.2BAC8-or_get_rid_of_Windows_entirely.3F

Your best bet would be to back up all the data you want to keep and then do a new full installation of Ubuntu.

WinuxUser
June 24th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Cheesemill, please read the comment #3 just above you, and say if i was wrong with my suggestion??

Cheesemill
June 24th, 2012, 01:47 PM
Cheesemill, please read the comment #3 just above you, and say if i was wrong with my suggestion??
Yes, you were wrong.

If the OP had followed your suggestion and deleted the NTFS partition on his drive then he would have lost everything, including Ubuntu.

WinuxUser
June 24th, 2012, 01:50 PM
But op clearly mentions that he wants totally ubuntu, and so i suggested him quite well to backup his data first and do a fresh installation of ubuntu.... i guess thats what he wanted...
Without any debates, it would be better if we wait for the op to respond,isn't it Cheesemill? :)

Yellowblue
June 24th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Ok i will try your suggestions!!! I have nothing in my hard disc,it's totally empty!
And i am a girl not a boy :lolflag:
Also, i don't understand what is "op"????

WinuxUser
June 24th, 2012, 04:55 PM
op = original poster
Let us know how it goes... Girl.. :P

Yellowblue
June 25th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made it!!!
My husbant read your advises ;) He used "universal USB installer" to boot the OS and the problem was that the usb was ntfs and he switched to fat32....now i have only Ubuntu!!!! Thanks a lot for your help!!!!!!!!!!! Come in Greece for summeeeeeeeer!!!
):P

WinuxUser
June 25th, 2012, 06:35 PM
hehe...thanks for your invitation...please mark the thread as solved for others to take benifits...cheers