[SOLVED] Remove Vista from dual-boot

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[SOLVED] Remove Vista from dual-boot

Postby Spinnekop on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:34 am

I installed Mint 14 as a dual boot on a Vista laptop and now no longer need the Vista. I would like to remove the Vista partitions and allocate the space to Linux. Can I do this without a re-install of Mint and all my other apps or is it best to do a clean installation?
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Re: Remove Vista from dual-boot

Postby anandrkris on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:37 am

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/224 - Check this tutorial.
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=126142 - Check this post, has two methods.

If Grub is installed to your MBR then you can use partition manager (Gparted etc) to format the Windows partition and extend the space to Mint.
I hope you have a seperate home partition you can just extend the home partition. Else in case of only \ (root) partition you will have to do on a live DVD.

Make sure your data is properly backed up before formatting the disk.
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[Solved] Re: Remove Vista from dual-boot

Postby Spinnekop on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:23 am

Awesome! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: thank you
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Re: Remove Vista from dual-boot

Postby anandrkris on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:59 am

Most welcome. Especially ever-ready to help when someone wants to wipe out windows. :mrgreen:
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