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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Reuben702 View Post
    I know how to copy/paste but the boot list is on startup of the computer so I can not use the function.

    Code:
    cat /proc/partitions
    major minor #blocks name

    8 0 312571224 sda
    8 1 172674438 sda1
    8 2 11633664 sda2
    8 3 1 sda3
    8 5 84924416 sda5
    8 6 2881536 sda6
    8 7 37569536 sda7
    8 8 2880512 sda8


    Code:
    df -v
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda7 36979272 13760848 21339948 40% /
    none 1411216 720 1410496 1% /dev
    none 1417844 196 1417648 1% /dev/shm
    none 1417844 216 1417628 1% /var/run
    none 1417844 0 1417844 0% /var/lock
    Your output is hard to read. You didn't put the output that you pasted between code tags. Please notice that a code tag is made by:

    [ code ]
    Paste Text Here
    [ /code ]

    You see the brackets and word code in my text above because I placed spaces between the words. If I remove the spaces it would look like this:

    Code:
    Paste Text Here
    Look at how my output looks when I perform the commands:

    Code:
    ljames@hera5:~$ cat /proc/partitions
    major minor  #blocks  name
    
       8        0  488386584 sda
       8        1  195311616 sda1
       8        2   20480000 sda2
       8        3  272593920 sda3
       8       16  488386584 sdb
       8       17  102400000 sdb1
       8       18    2048000 sdb2
       8       19  383936001 sdb3
    ljames@hera5:~$ df -v
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1            192245340 166336000  16143760  92% /
    none                   1984416       696   1983720   1% /dev
    none                   1995048       156   1994892   1% /dev/shm
    none                   1995048       808   1994240   1% /var/run
    none                   1995048         8   1995040   1% /var/lock
    /dev/sda3            268316360 139096484 115590180  55% /mnt2/hera5data
    /dev/sdb3            377910288 294491576  64221912  83% /mnt2/b3
    ljames@hera5:~$
    I copied the text from the terminal screen. Then I pasted it between code tags into the message. If you would do this you would be showing kindness to us who are trying to decipher your text. It'll make it much easier in giving support.

    At a glad I'll be able to easily tell you what to do, then move own to another user having problems.

    If you learn this concept, it'll make any other issues you have in the future also easy to be resolved.

    I'm glad to help. Thank you in advance for making it easier for me to help.

    As for as booting, that doesn't matter. The answer is resolved by using the output from the two commands I gave you.

    By the way, if you wonder how your post is going to look before submitting it, you can click on preview. If your code tags are correct the preview would show your pasted output in the same format as you see it on your terminal screen.

    -- L. James

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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    Sorry I thought you just wanted me to put the code in the box
    Code:
    reuben702@reuben702-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ cat /proc/partitions
    major minor  #blocks  name
    
       8        0  312571224 sda
       8        1  172674438 sda1
       8        2   11633664 sda2
       8        3          1 sda3
       8        5   84924416 sda5
       8        6    2881536 sda6
       8        7   37569536 sda7
       8        8    2880512 sda8
    reuben702@reuben702-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ df -v
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda7             36979272  14020512  21080284  40% /
    none                   1411216       720   1410496   1% /dev
    none                   1417844       112   1417732   1% /dev/shm
    none                   1417844       224   1417620   1% /var/run
    none                   1417844         0   1417844   0% /var/lock

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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Reuben702 View Post
    Sorry I thought you just wanted me to put the code in the box
    Code:
    reuben702@reuben702-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ cat /proc/partitions
    major minor  #blocks  name
    
       8        0  312571224 sda
       8        1  172674438 sda1
       8        2   11633664 sda2
       8        3          1 sda3
       8        5   84924416 sda5
       8        6    2881536 sda6
       8        7   37569536 sda7
       8        8    2880512 sda8
    reuben702@reuben702-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ df -v
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda7             36979272  14020512  21080284  40% /
    none                   1411216       720   1410496   1% /dev
    none                   1417844       112   1417732   1% /dev/shm
    none                   1417844       224   1417620   1% /var/run
    none                   1417844         0   1417844   0% /var/lock
    Looking at your output your root directory is in partition 7. Also. The only partition that you have mounted is partition 7. This means that you are not using any of the other data on your hard drive. You have suggested that you don't want the other data. So if that's the case you can use disk manager to delete the other partitions.

    You can boot to the other boot options and see which one gives and output for the root (which is "/"). Again, in this case it's partition 7. If you want to keep one of the partitions that is root, then don't delete it. Any of the partitions you don't want, just use Disk Utility to delete.

    From your previous messages and this current output, partition 7 is the one that has the 11.04 installation that you want to keep.

    I have other suggestions, but will try to keep this initial message short to give you a chance to grasp the concept, but this is the basic gist of what is involved.

    Make sure you understand where your important data (installs) are before deleting a partition. At present we know where Windows (sda1) is and Ubuntu 11.04 (sda7).

    By the way the size of your windows partition is 177. The size of your 11.04 partition is 37 gigs.

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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    OK so all I want to keep is Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04.
    Could you please provide a step-by-step guide on how to remove the rest please?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Reuben702; October 3rd, 2011 at 06:49 AM.

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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Reuben702 View Post
    OK so all I want to keep is Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.94.
    Could you please provide a step-by-step guide on how to remove the rest please?

    Thank you.
    Use Disk Utility and select the partitions you want to delete. Please make sure you don't delete the "Extended" partition. That is a special partition that contains the other partitions. Its identified by being on top. The ones on the bottom of the Extended partitions are the ones you want to remove. Again at present, partition 7 is the one with 11.04. The partition number is the number you see after sda, as in sda7.

    After you make changes to your partition table the numerical order will be different. You'll probably have to repair this to boot the new order. You can do this by running grub install from your Ubuntu Live CD.

    If it doesn't boot you can run (in your case of the one hard drive):

    Code:
    grub-install /dev/sda
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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    I really don't want to mess anything up.
    Could you please look at the picture I uploaded of Disk utility on page one and tell me which ones to delete?

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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Reuben702 View Post
    I really don't want to mess anything up.
    Could you please look at the picture I uploaded of Disk utility on page one and tell me which ones to delete?
    I looked at the picture. My references was in regard to the picture. Each of the blocks you see in the picture are partitions. Click on one of the block and it'll tell you the partition number (ie: sda1, sda2, etc).

    The partition sda1 is immediately selected in the picture. If you want to explore options of a different partition click on one of the different blocks. The only ones you want to be sure not to delete are, sda1 (which is Windows), sda7 (which is 11:04) and Extended (which is a container for partitions). Any of the others have data you are trying to delete.

    Feel free to ask for further clarifications. But I'm certain if you click on the blocks and look at the various options you'll start to make sense out of the usage.

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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    There are two smaller partitions (8 and 6) which are "Swap Space".
    What does this mean and should I delete them?

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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    And how do I get my Ubuntu 11.04 partition 7 to take all the space from the free space left from Ubuntu 10.04?

    Thank you for all your help.


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    Re: Deleting Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Reuben702 View Post
    There are two smaller partitions (8 and 6) which are "Swap Space".
    What does this mean and should I delete them?
    Windows will use the swap space like it was ram when the ram gets low. Try to have about as much swap space as you have ram. It'll improve performance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reuben702 View Post
    And how do I get my Ubuntu 11.04 partition 7 to take all the space from the free space left from Ubuntu 10.04?

    Thank you for all your help.

    The best program for changing the size of your partitions is gparted. Select the partition you want to expand and drag the block to take up the available space using the gparted application.

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