[Techtalk] getting rid of windows on a dual boot machine

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Sun Sep 19 09:23:27 UTC 2010

Hello, Miriam,

thanks for comments. I'll do that. Since it is ubuntu where one does
allocated admin tasks under the watchful eye of sudo, I will probably do
these things from a rescue boot disc like R.I.P. where possible. I
haven't reached the stage where I can crack into ubuntu root yet,
probably a good idea or I would have wrecked it by now!


On Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:25:20 +1000
Miriam English <mim at miriam-english.org> wrote:

> Anne Wainwright wrote:
> > 1  delete the Windows partition
> > 2  create a new linux partition in the space freed up
> > 3  install file system on new partition
> > 4  edit fstab to see & mount new partition as home
> > 5  move all the old data over to the new ~/ filesystem
> > 6  delete the old home partition
> > 7  expand the root partition to allow more system space
> > 8  make the root partition bootable
> > 9  edit grub so we can avoid the unneeded boot menu.
> I would switch steps 4 and 5, copying all the data over before
> editing fstab, unless you're doing this as root and all that is going
> into the new home is user data. If root's home is going too then
> definitely switch steps 4 and 5.
> Good luck,
> 	- Miriam

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