Ubuntu :: Remove Windows 7 - Reintegrate Partition & Make The World A Better Place

May 24, 2010

Currently have a dual boot HTPC running windows 7 & ubuntu 9.10 , windows pulled "no longer a valid"on me after an update an i was left with a limited machine. I figure now is as good time as any to go full with a fully linux system. However, i am having some problems.

1) Windows 7 needs purged from my system.. like a cancer. I need to get rid of my sda1 windows partition. I gathered i will need gparted and grub2.. But will i need a Gpart liveCD? I need someone to take my though it.

I got and ran Gparted. My system seems to have 3 partitions with 2 unallocated spaces.

2) I will need to remount the windows partition after i reformate it and get rid of windows. I will likely need help with this as well. believe it is also worth noting that i believe wubi was used to put Ubuntu on this machine.

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Ubuntu :: Creating A Link To World Of Warcraft On Windows Partition?

Apr 2, 2011

I have a bit of a problem that I don't understand and would like some help please - I will try and explain the best way I can. I installed Ubuntu using the WUBI installer and so I can access my Windows partition in /host. Using Wine I can run World of Warcraft by going to /host/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WoW.exe But I would like to create a link on my desktop to that file so I do not have to keep going to that path everytime.

The Problem - when I click make link and drag it to my desktop I double click the file (expecting it to just act like a windows shorcut) but it doesn't - it creates some of the files that are in the world of warcraft folder on the desktop and then fails to open with message: Failed to open archive dataart etc...its like it is creating a copy of files on my desktop of what is already in the WoW folder.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Partition HD To Place 11 And Not Destroy Windows Vista

May 20, 2011

I'm looking to partition HD to place Ubuntu 11, and not destroy Windows Vista, here's what I see, Allocate drive space,

/dev/sda1 ntfs 310641 MB unknown
/dev/sda2 ntfs 9428 MB 8346 MB

below that,

Device for boot loader installation
/dev/sda ATA ST3320820AS (320.1GB)

what to do next? *UPDATE: I think my HD is bad, I went ahead with the full install and get; Error: Input/output error during read on/dev/sda. The reason I started this was problems with HD and Vista OS, but after running Ubuntu live CD and being able to see the HD contents which showed Main partition with a boot exclamation and the recovery partition I thought it might be OK still.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Remove Partition And Go Back To Just Full Windows Xp Partition

Jun 4, 2011

I have an Acer Aspire Netbook running a dual boot with Xp and Ubuntu Netbook Version (Lucid Lynx if I am not mistaken?) Anyway I plan on selling this netbook and I need to remove the Ubuntu Partition and go back to just a full Windows Xp partition with it's recovery partition also.

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Ubuntu :: Use A Windows-based Recovery Partition On A Dual-boot Computer To Overwrite Partition And Remove GRUB Loader?

Mar 9, 2010

is it possible to use a Windows-based recovery partition on a dual-boot computer to overwrite the Ubuntu partition and remove the GRUB loader? For instance, if you booted up your computer, accessed the hidden recovery partition and used it to reset the computer to it's factory default settings, would that effectively remove the Ubuntu partition and the GRUB loader? Would a completely new installation of Windows overwrite/uninstall Ubuntu and GRUB automatically?

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Ubuntu :: Make A Partition Of The Free Space Available From Windows Partition

Aug 18, 2011

i am following the installation process and its very unclear whether or not a dual boot will occur and how i can make a partition of the free space available from my windows partition etc....i dont want to go through the process and find myself losing all my data and my windows partition i also cant seem to select a partition less than 86% of the total capacity of hdd so im def sure they're not taking my dual boot desires into consideration.

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General :: Place Swap Partition On LVM Or On Standard Fdisk Partition

Aug 4, 2011

I wonder whether to place swap partition on LVM or on standard fdisk partition which will not be in LVM.What is better and more often used on production ?

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Ubuntu :: Can I Just Go To Windows And Remove Partition?

Sep 1, 2011

For the short time Ubuntu was usable on my system I loved it. I used it for about 95% of my computing needs. I enjoyed messing around with the command line and learning the ins and outs of what makes an OS tick. Unfortunately I lost the GUI and have spent hours and hours over many months trying to get it back to no avail.Now, I am having boot issues and my computer is acting weird. I blame Windows for this as it is a perennial problem and the main reason I went to Ubuntu. I use my laptop, my only computer, for work and any downtime, like loosing the GUI, really screws my world up. So, I am going to remove Ubuntu from this machine.

How do I do this? Can I just go to Windows and remove the partition? What about the Grub? This is my main concern as I get ulcers and flop sweats when my computer doesn't boot up.

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Ubuntu :: Guide To Remove Windows 7 Off Other Partition?

Jul 24, 2010

Anyone can show/tell or direct me to a guide to removing Windows 7 off my other partition? I'd just prefer to have Ubuntu 10.4 on the entire HD instead of dual booting. I came here so I didn't have to reinstall and wipe the entire HD to do so. Pretty sure there's a way to wipe 7 off the other side and update GRUB to only detect ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Remove Windows Partition

Mar 9, 2011

I have recently decided to switch to linux as my primary OS. I currently have Windows XP installed on the larger partition on my machine. Is there a way that I can delete the XP partition, or at least re-allocate the majority of my space over to the Ubuntu side without reinstalling?

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Ubuntu :: Using GParted To Remove The Windows Partition?

Apr 21, 2011

I was trying to remove my windows partition using the live CD. While Windows no longer works on my system, GParted shows that I still have 40 gb of unallocated space. Have I not properly occupied the space left after I removed the Windows partition.

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Ubuntu Networking :: How To Remove A 'netowork Place'

May 19, 2011

when i first installed ubuntu on my asus eee netbook it would seem to scan and scan and scan for my local wifi network. i created a network foolishly thinking this would help. how do i remove it. my router is working fine. ipod touches and macbooks find the network no problem. my netbook randomly logs into this network or the proper network.

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Ubuntu :: Remove - And Give Back The Partition To Windows

Jan 31, 2011

I know the install is diffrent for 10.10 so figured removing would be diffrent as well. but im wanting to remove ubuntu and give back the partition to windows. i love ubuntu but i am a photographer and find myself in windows to use photoshop and the many plugins i have so much that at this point i would rather just have the extra space back for windows. and once i get a new desktop for photo work my laptop will be back on ubuntu!

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Ubuntu :: Windows - Virus Endanger The Partition And Can Be Used To Remove It?

Apr 22, 2011

I have Windows 7 partitions and Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a single hard drive with dual boot. The Windows has been infected by a fake MS Malicious Software Removal Tool (so much for the free internet security suite). Does this virus endanger the Ubuntu partition and can Ubuntu be used to remove it?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can I Remove Grub / Make Windows Boot Loader Default

Aug 31, 2010

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 dual-booted on my machine. grub was aautomaticlu installed as the primary loader. Soon i want to nuke my ubuntu partition but i know that will delete grub. Can i remove grub or at least make Windows boot loader default.

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Ubuntu :: How To Make Windows Partition Available

Jan 7, 2011

My ubuntu crashed..i dint hav a live cd.now my remastersys backup ws der in other ubuntu ext4 drive.now when i hav installed windows to recover that backup that file to install ubuntu again.im not able to see that drive.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Create A New World Using Make Command?

Dec 9, 2010

i have installed ubuntu, i cannot install make command, how to create a new world using make command?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Can Remove Windows Partition And Components?

Feb 14, 2010

I've installed openSUSE 11.1 and am using it ok.Can I now remove the Windows partition and components? If so how please?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Run World Of Warcraft From A Mac Partition?

Mar 30, 2010

I'm running ubuntu 9.10 on my mac as a separate partition. I have World of Warcraft installed on the mac side. I want to use PlayOnLinux to run the game from the mac partition. Has anybody done this? If so, how would I go about making this work?

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Software :: Why Have To Make Files World Readable?

Mar 17, 2011

Linux permissions have always frustrated me. They are really annoying to work with and very unversatile compared to NTFS.Here's my current situation, and I don't understand what's going on here.

I have a server with a smb share, a user on another machine is in the group that is assigned to those files. The files are chmodded 770. If the user is in that group then technically that user should have access to those files... but it does not. If I chmod to 775 then the user has access. WTF? Why? I don't care given it's a local server, but still, if I have to make files world readable for a single user to have access even though I granted those rights through the filesystem and through samba, then that's a huge security issue, and it's no wonder we're not seeing Linux used for enterprise file servers.

Another thing that pisses me off with linux permissions is when a new file is created, the permissions arn't inherited. This folder gets lot of data added to it but it defaults to whatever the default permissions are. I need to run a script to periodicly fix all the permissions. To me this is really messy.

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Ubuntu :: Make A Partition Visible In Windows 7 Using Gparted

Dec 20, 2010

I am going back to Windows for good. All I need to know is what are the partitions settings so that it will be reconized able in windows. I planning on saving some of my songs and other media that I have collected but I dont want loss all of on some wasted space that isnt readable. So simply put what setting are needed to make a partition visible in windows 7 using gparted.

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General :: User Registrations Can Make A World Change?

Dec 11, 2010

TitleThink user Linux registrations can make a world change?The questionDo you think the registration of Linux users can make people, companies, governments, institutes, and everything related to technology change their opinions (minds)?Introduction My first experience with a PCI used proprietary software since I owned a PC. Starting from the operating system to the programs all was backed by a closed company.EurekaAt the year 2004, I have read a magazine that mentioned the word "Linux", it was the first time I got to know that actually there was other Operating Systems than Windows. I "googled" and "wikipped"(searched), all the information I could get about that new system(for me).

After few searchs the word "Debian GNU/Linux" came up. I have burned the ISO file for a brand new CD and got all enthusiast.ExperienceI had actually complete the command line install, but always thinking for myself "What a waste of time!" (Yeah... such an idiot I was at that time).

After the installation, I booted the distribution and at the minimal error and/or thing that didn't worked like I pretended, I would just say a lot of terrible things and give up.The second chanceOnly at about 2007, I gave Linux other chance(ironic, like Linux was the guilty for my lack of skills. I downloaded and burned the Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Live CD ISO.

I was astonished when the CD booted,
asked for language and actually changed it.
Then the Live Environment "flashed"(appeared).

I was out of words and almost regretted everything I have said about Linux efforts(I still didn't had a open mind tough). For the first time I actually faced-up the problems and issues that came up, but annoying everyone and saying bad stuff(I'm terribly sorry).The enlightenmentOnly at about end of 2009, I started actually wanting to learn how everything worked. That was the time I changed for Slackware Linux distribution. I learned many stuff. But with the time, I realized that the important isn't the Operating System and/or Distribution we use, is the use that we make of it. Nowadays I use about any distribution without complaining much. We need to respect the work of others after all, and we can learn with the mistakes too.

All this to askThe questionDo you think the registration of Linux users can make people, companies, governments, institutes, and everything related to technology change their opinions (minds)?NOTE: This reflects for BSDs, OpenSolaris(now over) and all other related open source software not just Linux.

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Ubuntu :: Managed To Shrink The Windows Partition To Make Space?

Oct 10, 2010

I recently installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my machine. I ardly know anything about partitions, but I managed to shrink the windows partition to make space, abd then use the ubuntu installer to create the ubuntu partition. But I hadn't realized that there were actually 3 Windows partitions - "Acer C:", "Recovery", and "System, Active, Primary Partition".

So I didn't know that I should have made the ubuntu partition "Extended", which means that I can't make new partitions anymore. Is there anything I can do without reinstalling ubuntu?

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Ubuntu :: Make Desktop Snow When It Snows In Local Place?

Nov 9, 2010

I have the weather feature turned in my system tray and it shows my local weather. Let's say I setup a snowing effect on my desktop, I want it to snow when my local weather reporter shows snow sign.Is this possible? Is there a tutorial on how to do this?

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General :: Make A Recovery Partition Windows Like Of Root Folder[ubuntu]?

Jan 1, 2011

I want to make it now because it is still under the size of a dvd 3.7GB and i want to put it safe on a dvd to restore fast and not have to customize anything in case of a disaster , like me running dd again )

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OpenSUSE Install :: Forgot To Make Windows Partition (Writable)

Jul 28, 2010

Somewhere during my installation, I forgot to make my Windows partition (as well as a drive that linux associates with Windows) writable. Is there any way to make them writable, without re-installing everything?

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Installation :: Uninstall Fedora From A Partition And Install Ubuntu In It's Place?

Jun 3, 2011

About 3-4 years ago I installed a new harddrive in my computer (XP Pro) and moved the old system disk drive to be secondary. I installed Grub and partitioned it in half. I installed Fedora on one partition and installed XP on the other. Now I want to keep the XP and replace the Fedora with another Linux like Ubuntu or Mint to try them out. I am not sure what I need to do to replace the Fedora and keep XP. Could someone give some idea how this would be done? I don't remember exactly how I did it at the time or what tools I had used or what I will need.

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Fedora :: Sda2 Partition Mounted All Over The Place?

Jun 6, 2011

I installed Fedora 15 onto sda2, and a df looks like this:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 3.9G 3.4G 311M 92% /
udev 991M 0 991M 0% /dev


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Ubuntu :: Make An Image Of Windows Partition To Save Time And Effort When Wanting To Restore?

Aug 6, 2010

Am quite new to Ubuntu (10.04) and have recently reinstalled XP. I want to make an image of my windows partition to save time and effort when wanting to restore this. I read the Ubuntu documentation on Drive Imaging [URL]..community/DriveImaging and am wondering if I've done things ok?

I've booted using the Live CD. Windows is on sda1 and is a 50GB partition. I have a hidden ntfs partition on the same hard drive at sda9 of 10GB. The first time I tried this I got an error regarding my output file saying "Not a directory". I'm assuming that was because I hadn't mounted sda9. It also reported an error saying permission denied on sda1. I then mounted sda9

sudo mount /dev/sda9 /mnt

I then changed to root as I thought not being in that was why I was getting the permissions error.

sudo -s
I've then done the following;
dd if=/dev/sda1 bs=1024 | gzip > /mnt/sda1.bin.gz

The terminal window is just showing a flashing cursor in the bottom left corner under the above command line input. Is the fact that my mount partition being smaller than my windows partition going to cause a problem or will gzip solve that? My Windows install occupies about 7.5GB of the 50GB partion.

I'm not sure if dd is just taking a long time to complete the task???

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Ubuntu :: Place Windows At The Top Of GRUB Menu?

Aug 19, 2010

At the moment my GRUB 2 boot menu has all the Linux kernels, then memtests, then Windows. I want it to have Windows, then Linux, then memtests. I'm thinking I can do this by renaming /etc/grub.d/10_linux, 20_memtest86+ and 30_os-prober to 20_linux, 30_memtest86+ and 10_os-prober respectively.

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