On a 2 partition HD, how do I remove one partition while allowing the other partition to use the full HD space?

My apologies, I don't have the specifics, it's a question from a friend. Basically, he has Ubuntu installed on one partition on his HD (2 partitions). He'd like to remove the non-Ubuntu partition, which would allow Ubuntu to use the full HD space. Is this possible to do w/o formatting the whole drive and reinstalling Ubuntu?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
That is possible without reformatting the whole drive yes, the program you're looking for is GParted, when you fire it up you'll see your partitions listed, just delete the one that isn't needed anymore. You might even be able to do it from the Ubuntu partition without needing the GParted live CD... Depends.

But, pay attention if it's the boot partition, if you delete that you won't be able to boot anymore, can be fixed as well, but better to prevent than to fix...

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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Some of Ubuntu distros have inbuilt GParted. If not try to install it and perform the resize. You will need to manually delete the non-Linux partition and then simply extend the Linux partition. Note, you can extend only the adjacent to free space partition.
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