I have decided to completely remove Windows 8 from my dualboot laptop. I also would like to remove the partition for the recovery since the occupy quite a lot of space.
Ideally I would like to end up with a system as if I installed Ubuntu (12.04 64 bit, don't know if it is important) using the
"use the whole disk" option during the installation.
Of course in principle I could do this, but I would prefer to avoid since I have a lot of files that need to work with and installed quite a lot of software and customized a lot of applications.
In order to make the system dual bootable I used the "Boot Repair" tool that resulted in the partition table listed below:
(as shown by)
How do I remove the partitions that do not belong to Ubuntu?
Model: ATA ST1000LM024 HN-M (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 525MB 524MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag
2 525MB 840MB 315MB fat32 EFI system partition boot
3 840MB 974MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres
4 974MB 487GB 486GB ntfs Basic data partition
7 487GB 487GB 1049kB bios_grub
8 487GB 966GB 480GB ext4
9 966GB 975GB 8476MB linux-swap(v1)
5 975GB 999GB 24.2GB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag
6 999GB 1000GB 1074MB fat32 Basic data partition hidden, diag
How can they be renamed so that the / is /dev/sda1 rather than sda8?
Also, since I have 8gb of RAM, shouldnt the swap partition be of a size of at least 16gb? If so how can I resize that as well?
Let me know if you need further information.
Thanks in advance,