I've been running Ubuntu in parallel to Windows on my SSD for the past year, through a dual boot. I'm really happy with Ubuntu and do not use Windows anymore.
I'd like to get rid of Windows but I'm not willing to re-install Ubuntu because I don't want to reconfigure all my customisation.
How should I do? Would it be enough to delete the Windows' partition and extend the Linux's partition?

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    Yes, it should be enough. – mikewhatever Dec 31 '16 at 10:28

Delete the Windows Partition. Extend the Linux partition provided that will not damage what's there already, and there's a risk with a mix of a Linux partition and an NTFS partition. If in doubt, you could reformat the Windows partition and them mount it independently, perhaps as /opt or /mystuff, or replacing an existing partition like /usr or /home, but you'd need to copy everything across to do that, which itself carries risks.

Afterwards, you should also run:

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
sudo grub-install

which should remove the Windows entries from the grub menu.

  • I'd wanted to format like that, but couldn't see how. Now I can edit, I can see how it's done. Thanks for reformatting for me. Much better. – Gordon Dec 31 '16 at 12:31

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