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Windows 7: Deleting Ubuntu Linux Partitions?

12 Dec 2009   #1

Ubuntu Karmic Koala, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Deleting Ubuntu Linux Partitions?

I currently partitioned my drive so I can have a dual boot of Windows 7. How would I go about deleting the Ubuntu partitions, so I have just Windows 7? I don't want to just delete the partitions because the computer boots off of GRUB. Can you guys help me out?

Thanks in advance,
David

Note: Not quite sure if this in the right place, sorry if it isn't...

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12 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Use a program called GParted or a modified veion called Parted Magic

GParted
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Parted maguic
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13 Dec 2009   #3

Ubuntu Karmic Koala, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What about the booter though? The GRUB will get deleted, so how will I boot?
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13 Dec 2009   #4

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Davidburkett95 View Post
What about the booter though? The GRUB will get deleted, so how will I boot?
You can use the Windows installation disc, and do a repair install, if im not mistaken, you must run it 3 times, so it takes the final step of re-writing the MBR.
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13 Dec 2009   #5

Ubuntu Karmic Koala, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

All I have is a Windows 7 disk that came with my computer, when i put it in my computer it just offers to do a setup install, no where do I see "Repair Install"?

Sorry... if I come off a bit stupid.
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13 Dec 2009   #6

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Davidburkett95 View Post
All I have is a Windows 7 disk that came with my computer, when i put it in my computer it just offers to do a setup install, no where do I see "Repair Install"?

Sorry... if I come off a bit stupid.
Haha, na it's ok mate, gotta learn some way..

Uhmm, i think the screen where it says "Setup will continue after restarting your computer", there should be an advanced options in the bottom left hand corner, and the option should be in there.
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13 Dec 2009   #7

Ubuntu Karmic Koala, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This is what it looks like when I put it in. I don't see an advanced option?


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13 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You need to boot from the installer to get Advanced drive tools for partitioning and formatting on that screen.

Is that what you want?

A Repair install and the Repair console are two separate things.

A repair install is run from the Windows 7 desktop, keeps everything in place but reinstalls the OS and reconfigures the boot as though Windows 7 was installed last so it can properly configure any multi-boot.

The repair console is on the second screen when booting into the Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD, select "Repair my Computer" it will find an installation to repair and then offer Recovery Tools to run Startup Repair, System Restore, Command Line, etc.

I believe you want to partition using the Advanced drive tools on the booted DVD, not repair. If you are concerned about losing the GRUB boot manager, I believe it needs to be deleted before Windows 7 install and then reinstalled afterwards.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1035999
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13 Dec 2009   #9

Ubuntu Karmic Koala, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You need to boot from the installer to get Advanced drive tools for partitioning and formatting
Is that not the installer?
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13 Dec 2009   #10
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Yes, but it will not show advanced drive tools unless you boot the DVD and not just run it from Windows.

Reread my post above as I added more to it after researching your thread.

I do not normally answer Ubuntu posts but saw that what you needed by your screenshot.
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