Two weeks ago i installed Lubuntu for test purpose as dual boot. It installed GRUB as boot loader, but now i want to remove lubuntu from my disk, but i cannot find the linux partition. This is what i see:

Only C:/ partition

So now i don't know how to delete lubuntu


This is what i have using gparted:


  • Windows does not recognize Ubuntu (Lubuntu) partitions. So Windows can't show you what it can't see. Use the live installation USB and try Lubuntu option to see the Lubuntu partition.
    – user68186
    Apr 21, 2021 at 19:11
  • As above but what you're showing only has Windows partitions. Possibly you installed Lubuntu in an external drive that wasn't connected when you took that screeshot? If not how exactly did you install Lubuntu? Apr 21, 2021 at 19:39
  • I installed Lubuntu in a USB and installed it. I selected "Install Lubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager" instead of custom install. If it doesn't show Lubuntu partition, what can i do so i can delete it?
    – josmanuel
    Apr 21, 2021 at 20:17
  • Make sure Lubuntu is not involved in the booting of your system, if it is and you remove it, you'll find you've lost access to boot into your windows as well. You didn't give release details on Lubuntu so tools differ, but I'd be using windows tools myself (given that's what you're keeping, but windows is off-topic here)
    – guiverc
    Apr 21, 2021 at 22:37
  • I installed Lubuntu in a USB and installed it is actually meaningless, everybody does that. How was it installed is what I asked and the "install alongside" doesn't do it either. But you must have been informed where Lubuntu would have been installed. Did you had an additional (external) drive during installation that wasn't connected when you took that screenshot? Again, there Windows partitions ONLY. Lubuntu was never installed in the drive you're showing us, period. Apr 21, 2021 at 23:20

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2 Ways:

  1. You boot from a live cd/usb, on your desk you search the programm gparted and open it, you should see something like this: enter image description here here you see many partitions I don't know how you setup your Lubuntu, but in most cases it is enough to delete the ext4 partition and the linux-swap. After that you can resize to maximum your Windows(NTFS) partiton.

Image source: https://superuser.com/questions/1474987/how-do-i-fix-the-partitions-and-dual-boot-with-windows-10-ubuntu-19-04

  1. in your windows you should have a partition manager, there you delete all partitions who aren't needed. This way may unnecessary complicated.

In your explorer Linux aren't showed because of the missing ext driver. You could say Windows won't support Linux.

  • So what are the steps should i follow to completely delete Lubuntu?
    – josmanuel
    Apr 21, 2021 at 20:20
  • I updated my answer is it now clearer?
    – lucki1000
    Apr 21, 2021 at 21:11
  • @thestuckboy Please do as instructed in #1 then edit your question and add a screenshot of Gparted. And again, check for other drives. This whole thing without an additional drive that you aren't showing being involved in the process is totally nonsensical. Apr 21, 2021 at 23:23
  • @ChanganAuto i edited the question
    – josmanuel
    Apr 22, 2021 at 0:12
  • @thestuckboy Now it makes sense although it doesn't match with the Windows screenshot. sda5 and sda6 are logical partitions inside the extended sd4 (the logical one need to be deleted before the extended). Please follow the instructions in the link of the first comment under the question carefully. Because you have a Legacy/BIOS installation it's not a simple matter of deleting partitions, you must have the Windows installation USB and reinstall the Windows bootloader. Apr 22, 2021 at 1:33

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