View Full Version : [ubuntu] how do you get rid of old versions?

August 27th, 2012, 02:20 AM
I installed 12.04 side-by-side with my trusty 10.04 as I didn't fully trust all the new features on 12.04 yet. Now that I have used 12.04 for a while I feel pretty good about it I would like to leave 10.04 behind.

How do I remove the partition of 10.04 and make more room for 12.04 on my hard drive?;)

August 27th, 2012, 08:44 AM
If there is no data in 10.04 that you need, you can boot the 12.04 and delete the 10.04 partition(s). After that you can resize the 12.04 partition. But what you can or can not do exactly will depend on the disk layout, how the existing partitions are ordered.

And resizing partitions always has a certain degree of risk so you better make a full backup of your 12.04 in case something goes wrong.