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By timshome1 ·
I am currently running both Windows and Red Hat on my cpu. After getting comfortable with linux I would like to go with just one OS. Therefore I do not need the partition to run both. How do I free up the partition for running just the one OS? Do I have to format/fdisk to free it up or is there a way to delete the partition without formatting the whole disk? Help! Thanks, Tim

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by dmiles In reply to Partitions

Uninstalling can be tricky with Linux operating systems to get more info see the following sites
1)www.annoyances.org/exec/forum
2)www.netguru.net/_disc1
3)www.3dspotlight.com

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by TheChas In reply to Partitions

If you wish to remove Windows, and use the whole drive for Linux, you either need to fdisk, and re-partition.
Or, use a partition manager such as Partition Magic.

I would still backup my data first.

If you just want to make the drive space available, it depends on which OS is on which drive.

Assuming Windows is on the boot drive, you need to leave a few files so that Linux can boot.
Also, you can edit the information file for you boot manager to ignore the Windows drive at boot.

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by djent In reply to Partitions

you can delete MS files, edit the boot loader and resize the RH drive or use the old MS partition as a Linux partition. No need to repartition.

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