I want to uninstall ubuntu, how to do that

Asked by highway2hell50@hotmail.com on 2010-05-29

My computer which is a Gateway NV53 crashed int eh first installation and i set up a new one, ubuntu runs fine but i had to burn a cd to install it and i had prepared for a download one so i need to uninstall ubuntu and un patrition my drive so that i can install ubuntu with more room and import the important things from my windows 7 account, how to i do this, im new to ubuntu so i do not know all the commands and would rather have a simple click click instructions.

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How did you install ubuntu?

Jens Maucher (jensmaucher) said : #2

You don't need to uninstall it, just re-install it with the partitions you need.

I installed it via cd, the problem is i need to merge partitions and get it correctly, i need help to do a full uninstall.

If you want to remove Ubuntu you can boot to windows and simply delete the partitions there. Creating unallocated space to install to.

THIS WILL DESTROY ALL DATA THERE SO MAKE SURE ITS THE RIGHT PARTITIONS.

I can't stress that enough at all, tread carefully. You can then boot to your MD5 tested, Slowly burned CD and install to the new space.

As Jens says, you can just use custom partitioning then set the current partitions you use for Ubuntu to be formatted and set their new use.

If you want more space for Ubuntu, I believe Windows 7 can resize its own partitions but I am unsure how as I don't use it (and have no intention of either). There will be guides for this around the web.

thanks, and i have already partitioned windows 7, thats was the problem i wanted to use that space for wubuntu but it created a different space, so thank you for that information, this was very helpful, im glad i installed ubuntu.

Tom (tom6) said : #6

Hi :)

Please could you ptu the Ubuntu Cd in the Cd/dvd-drive and reboot the machine? This should get you to a menu with "Try ubuntu without changes to this machine" as the top option and choosing that option should get you to a working desktop demo version of Ubuntu. This guide can help if you have troubles getting to there
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
but feel free to ask.

From the LiveCd or from an installed Ubuntu please get to a command-line
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal
and copy&paste the output of this command into here

sudo fdisk -l

where "-l" is a lower-case "-L"
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)