remove windows 7 from the ubuntu 10.04 dual boot

Asked by kumar

Hi, I have this dual boot of ubuntu 10.04 and windows 7.. since up-gradation to ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10, I am not able to boot into windows 7.. anyway I no-longer use windows 7, so I want to permanently remove it now... is there a way to do this without disturbing the existing configuration of ubuntu 10.04... thanks...

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :
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Go to Computer. Right click on Windows partition, and select Format. In the opened window, select ext3 Filesystem, and write a name of the new partition. And format the partition.

That´s it.

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kumar (dsk1984) said :
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Are you sure there won't be any problem? What will happen to GRUB menu and all... I am suspicious because I am not sure that where GRUB has put boot file and all.... thanks...

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :
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Look here if you want to keep your Windows; https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/110874

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kumar (dsk1984) said :
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I tried that, but nothing changed.. in my case after first step, Windows 7 was still there in GRUB menu... as earlier, clicking on it leads to a blank screen.. the problem seems to be windows 7 specific, as I have done similar upgrade on my another machine, which is a dual boot with XP and there everything went smoothly... nonetheless, I tried the second step of editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom , it adds an extra entry for Windows 7 in the GRUB menu, but that also leads to similar blank screen... any comment on my earlier query `Are you sure there won't be any problem? What will happen to GRUB menu and all... I am suspicious because I am not sure that where GRUB has put boot file and all....' thanks...

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Best Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :
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I´m sure there will be no problem. Just format the windows partition, and then open up Terminal, and update grub: "sudo update-grub", without quotes.

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kumar (dsk1984) said :
#6

Thanks Mario Tomljenović, that solved my question.