Uninstalling Windows Vista from Ubuntu Netbook Remix system

Asked by Sush on 2009-11-10

Im running Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a mini HP netbook computer. The computer came with Windows Vista. I have no installation CD's for the windows.
I installed the UNR from Vista. The installation partitioned my hard drive and is running both systems (I can choose which OS to use when I startup the netbook).
I want to get rid of the Windows Vista for good. What are the steps?
Thank you!

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Vu Do Quynh (vu-do-quynh) said :

It depends on how you did the partitioning when installing Ubuntu.
Since you said you'v' installed from Windows, I assume you have been using Wubi which does not partition your windows drive but creates a special folder in which the Ubuntu file system will be created.

As you have no installation Windows CD, it could be that you have the Windows recovery files installed in some (with flag hidden) partition on the hard disk (do not erase them unless you really want to get rid of Windows 110%).

If you have nothing special to save (personal data from Windows and from Ubuntu), you can just reinstall UNR Ubuntu, this time with Gparted you just choose the automatic option of installing Ubuntu over the whole hard disk, or, if you are more confident with manual partitioning, create different partitions for your root file system and your /home.

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