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I installed ubuntu 12.04 (updated to 12.10) on a separate partition from inside windows 8 using WUBI. I would like to use only ubuntu. can I simply delete the partition where windows is located? btw I'm using the windows boot loader.

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No you cannot, if you used Wubi. Please edit the question with some more info... like the output of df -h and sudo fdisk -l (that's a lower case -L) so it's clear what we are dealing with. –  bcbc Dec 15 '12 at 18:27
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No. You would need to migrate your wubi installation to regular installation. This should help - askubuntu.com/questions/635/… –  Amey Jah Dec 15 '12 at 18:40
    
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 4.5G 4.2G 392M 92% / udev 1.5G 4.0K 1.5G 1% /dev tmpfs 601M 812K 600M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 1.5G 340K 1.5G 1% /run/shm none 100M 68K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda3 15G 5.0G 10G 34% /host – –  Roman Castillo Dec 17 '12 at 0:37

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If you wish to get rid of Windows altogether, it is best to do a fresh install using a live USB or live DVD.

However if you wish to keep settings and applications already installed in Ubuntu you may consider migrating it.

This page explains how but in my opinion you're better off, backing up your data to an external drive and do a fresh install.

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Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 4.5G 4.2G 392M 92% / udev 1.5G 4.0K 1.5G 1% /dev tmpfs 601M 812K 600M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 1.5G 340K 1.5G 1% /run/shm none 100M 68K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda3 15G 5.0G 10G 34% /host –  Roman Castillo Dec 17 '12 at 0:33
    
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000b2f3b Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 *2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 266244095 133018624 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 281190400 312575999 15692800 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 268324864 281190399 6432768 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT –  Roman Castillo Dec 17 '12 at 0:36
    
i dont know what any of this stuff is –  Roman Castillo Dec 17 '12 at 0:39
    
All the more I suggest you backup everything and do a fresh install as I recommended. –  To Do Dec 17 '12 at 9:16

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