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How to remove windows xp?

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I have both linux and windows xp  OS installed in my notebook

now i want to remove window xp without effecting linux
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using msconfig .... delete the path of xp in boot.ini after that restart the system ...
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by:pilson66
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in linux, run "gparted" and delete windows partition from hard drive
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Boot the PC with the PartedMagic LiveCD, run the Disk Editor utility on that CD, delete the Windows partition, if needed, then resize the Linux Partition and after that make sure to set the boot flag on that partition:

http://partedmagic.com
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pilson66

if i delete windows partition then is it also delete drives created in windows?
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if you have few windows partitions - delete only system windows partition.
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If you delete only the partition where windows is on, C:\ will be deleted. If there are other Windows partitions you'll have to delete those too.
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problem to boot gparted through pendrive
it shows message:
live/vmlinuz.....
/live/initrd.img........ready

after that nothing to show....
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try to use "Ubuntu LiveCD"
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by:savsoft
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then i tried to reinstall ubuntu but it gives following error

unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (8,1)

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by:savsoft
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yes i am using liveCD
 is there any kernel fault?
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by:rindi
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Have you tried using PartedMagic? Did you try other USB ports? Maybe there is something wrong with the USB controller, I have seen similar issues, and there I had to use another USB addon card, or temporarily connect the HD to another PC and to the changes there.
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savsoft

why you don`t use gparted from your installed linux?
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by:savsoft
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nothing working.... : (
i have reinstall windows xp its installed properly but when i try to install linux its give same error
unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (8,1)
even ubuntu live cd doesn't work.....
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Download PartedMagic again, maybe the download was corrupt, and then create the USB stick or the CD again. Or do the same for Ubuntu.
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