Ubuntu Installation :: Remove Windows Xp Permanently From A Dual Boot System?
Sep 9, 2010
make ubuntu as my default OS by removing windows. I formated windows drive and removed all the programs associated with it. I just want to remove the boot menu too... whenever I switch on my laptop, I need Ubuntu to come up without any prior selection.
The thing is, i'm getting thin on hd space so i have to remove it. I have read that i could just format linux partition and than boot with windows cd and fix motherboard, but i do not have windows cd on me. Can i use another tool, that would allow me to fix the "damage" grub did? Acronis or something like that?
To avoid to complicated answers, just give me a solution that works without criptic linux commands, i get lost in that.
Also, i am actually a supporter of open source and free software, but i also think that linux is nowhere near being easy to use for the general population, no matter the microsofts conditioning. So i guess ill give it a go at 11.00 again to see whats going on
I had windows 7 starter, then repartitioned the HDD and installed Ubuntu netbook remix the partitions are in this order Ubuntu -> System -> Data partition -> Windows 7.I'm having some nagging problems with remix and want to try something else.Can I just destroy the Ubuntu partition or will it stop windows from booting up? I know Windows was there first, but the computer has been booting from the /boot/grub/grub.cfg menu, so when this is gone will it automatically check the windows partition for a boot.ini or whatever?
i have been out of the ubuntu loop for several months due to a motherboard problem. i am going to be getting a new 64 laptop for christmas, with a dual core intel processor and windows 7 home premium as the OS.
i am looking forward to having my own computer again will be installing ubuntu on it. but, before i install ubuntu, i would like to know how to remove ubuntu and return the new computer to its original state if it ever becomes necessary.
i was comforatable using programs such as mbrfix along with gparted to accomplish this task with my old computer, but that was a 32 bit windows xp machine.
will i be able to use these programs with my new laptop? i'm unfamiliar with 64 bit systems, windows 7 etc. and how they may differ from the older computer that i was used to.
I have a dual boot laptop (Acer Timeline 1830) working fine. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. I need to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional (Thats Winblows for ya.). My questions: Has anybody here done this upgrade, did it go seamlessly (Didn't destroy your master boot record, etc) and is there anything anything else i should know before doing this upgrade?
I have linux in my system with windows (dual boot). Now when I start my PC. It shows me only Linux, in splash screen. but when i press ENTER key on this. It starts in windows not in linux. And I completely unable to boot my system in linux.
I installed Ubuntu a while ago now and I like it but when I installed it I removed windows and now its starting to annoy me. I cannot sync my ipod touch, I can't play some of my games because they are all meant for windows and wine does not work for then so what I want to do is uninstall ubuntu and reinstall windows xp, then I will reinstall ubuntu and this time around I will make a dual boot. Only one problem, I don't know how to uninstall ubuntu.
I have just downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 and am trying to install it on a dual boot system with Windows Vista. I get as far as "Allocate drive space" but there are no partitions to choose from. I currently have Windows and Linux Mint on the hard drive and want to install Ubuntu in the same partition as Mint to overwrite it.
I upgraded from Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 to Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and running a dual boot system with Windows. On the grub screen there are four listings now for Ubuntu. Two recover modes and two ubuntu modes. Is this normal? Going to reboot and see if I can get a picture of it.
I am about to get a new laptop here soon and I was planning a dual boot like I have on my current laptop (Win7 and Ubuntu), but I have something special in mind. I looked around the forum to see if there was anything like what I had or if it was even possible but I didn't see anything quite like this.I was wondering if this was even possible, and if so, would anyone be able to tell me what filesystem I should use for my windows swap partition?
One thing I notice and hope someone here can steer me in the right direction. When I start up my computer I have the list of options to choose from, if I choose to boot into Win 7 I am the presented again with another boot menu from windows. I would like to remove the Windows boot loader.
My sister isn't using Ubuntu on her netbook (that was me that used it), but it fell out of use on it. So I figured that its time to remove it. So my question is: how would I go about removing Ubuntu 9.10 from an Ubuntu/Windows XP dual boot?
I have a jpeg file on my Windows system that won't delete. However, when I try to boot into safe mode to delete it, I can not get into the menu to select "Safe Mode". F8 just boots me right into Ubuntu.I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 on an Acer Aspire 5520.
I recently did a package upgrade on my UNR installation and it killed my wireless connection. After playing around non stop trying to get it to work again, I've destroyed the installation and would like to remove it and start again.
My system is a EEE PC 1005H running firstly WINXP and then UNR 10.04 lucid as dual boot.
I need to remove the UNR installation so I'm basically left with WinXP only. I want to get back to this stage so I can pretty much start again and get back to a working system.
I currently have 10.10 and 10.04 installed and dual booted. I want to remove 10.10. Looking at the drive partitioning the 10.10 is the one with the boot flag. I also am worried about just formatting it and loosing the bootloader. Don't care about joing the partitions or anything just would like to remove 10.10. Not sure about the correct way to go about removing 10.10 and not wiping grub out completely.
The problem is this: I have a 320gb HDD splitted in 4 partitions. When I first installed Windows XP I formatted the HDD in 3 (Windows system partition, Media partition and another one I left for Linux). However Linux requires another partition for swap. Everything was just fine. One day Windows stopped working and I tried re-installing it. After the system was ready to start, Windows failed to boot with "NTLDR is missing" message. I tried to recover the Master boot record, even replaced NTLDR manually - nothing worked. I read that in order a HDD to be partitioned in more than 3 parts the so called "extended" partitions must be created. I think this may cause the problem but I don't want to wipe out everything (I have more than 100 GB of books most of which are not available anymore in the same locations I have downloaded them)
I have both 9.04 & 9.10 installed & running with a dual-boot...now I want to remove 9.04 and go to a single-boot of 9.10...how do I do this? I want to reclaim my disk space from the old OS as well...to make matters alittle messier, 9.10 was installed first...then after encountering trouble I installed 9.04 to see if it solved my problem...when I figured out how to solve problem it worked same on both releases...so I now want to remove 9.04 and stay with 9.10...but I don't want the uninstall of 9.04 to impact the 9.10 install...I would also like to adjust the partitions so that I can use all of the disk for 9.10 (including that which was used for 9.04 and it's swap file)..
I have a dual boot setup where I get the option @ boot to choose either XP or Ubuntu. If I choose XP, it crashes before it loads and restarts the computer - oh how happy I am that I've moved over to Linux!
Now - I dont care about this, as I actually want to remove the XP installation.I have tried to find the XP drive system location through Ubuntu but it's not showing up anywhere...yet XP is still showing as an option on boot?
Does anyone know where my XP install might be lurking? Is there a way to ignore XP and get the PC to automatically select Ubuntu for me?
I don't use Windows that often but thought since I have a copy of Win7 I might upgrade from the XP I'm currently using. I'm anticipating several issues, first Grub, can I get it going again after the Win7 upgrade without messing with my current Ubuntu install? the next issue is Win7 will want to make a "boot" partition, does this create any problem with partition names for Ubuntu? can this be solved by making the windows "primary" partition and using an extended partition inside that? is there anything I'm missing?
I had Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot. I decided not to use Windows anymore, so I deleted it's partition (using Gparted) and formatted it to ext4. Then I did update of grub.Here are few issues I am having now:
1. The new partition won't automount 2. I can not use new partition. It has only one directory - lost and found. I can't copy data there. 3. Grub still has Windows 7 option (it doesn't work of course) 4. Grub fails to boot (it says it didn't find /windows partition), so I have to always skip that manually
Ive managed to get myself in a bit of a hole through fears of destroying my WinXP on a new dual boot installation. I�ve been using Ubuntu (10.04 lts) alone on an old machine which died, so I thought I�d just move the hdd to my main machine & dual boot it with XP.
I booted from the 10.04 lts CD to set this up, I let it do as it suggested & assumed it would see the existing Ubuntu installation & modify it to dual boot with Win XP. Which it did except I now have two instances of 10.04 on the second hdd as it added a second partition for the new. Leaving the already installed 10.04 alone. I saw no options other than the advanced partitioning which I did not look at.
How please can I correct this & go back to having just one instance of 10.04 on the Ubuntu disk to dual boot to � I am sure there must be an easy way. I have nothing on the Ubuntu disk I need to preserve. I know nothing about Linux command line.
I recently bought a refurbished HP Compaq NC6000 which had a new installation of Win XP put on it but takes about 5 attempts to boot up as it just sat at the load screen and freezes. So I decided to install Ubuntu 9.10 as a Dual boot with the view to getting rid of XP once I had Ubuntu up and running, which I have now. So cant understand why XP wouldn't work lol. Now I would like to fully get rid of XP and just have Ubuntu as the only OS on the laptop. Currently as it is Dual Boot I have my 80gig Hard drive partitioned with both OS�s on it.
Could someone point me in the right direction of how to get rid of XP cleanly so I just have Ubuntu left on my machine. I don�t really want to re-install Ubuntu as I have spent the last week getting it set up, so would it be possible just to get rid of XP? Also would getting rid of XP mess up the Grub Boot loader menu?
i have a dual-boot system running with Fedora 11 and (formerly) windows XP. The windows xp has become unbootable, and i installed Fedora on a separate partition so i could run the computer. is there a way i can reinstall windows XP to the other partition using Fedora 11?
Note: The reason i installed fedora Is because i dont have a Windows XP Boot cd, and i believe there is a backup somewhere on the hard drive.
I dual boot windows and ubuntu on a particular machine and I'm looking for a comprehensive backup solution. Basically I'm after a single tool to clone the entire drive and do incremental backups with little to no concern for the underlying os.
My first instinct is to set up rsync to do the back up from ubuntu and just mount the windows partition when it does its thing so it backs that up too. Does that sound reasonable or am I missing something? At face value this seems like a reasonable answer, but I can't help but feel like something is "off" with that approach.
I know that Linux has no viruses out in cyberland that affect it but would it be possible for a Micrcrap virus to wiggle through an Ubuntu partition and find its way into the Windows portion of the same hard drive on a dual boot system when the windows portion is not being used?