Here is a quick little tip for if you operate a computer in a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Vista.
do exactly this, because I've been programming Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications from Ubuntu, but the lack of Photoshop is killing me. So I did some research and eventually discovered andLinux (the future of the one-day), which lets you run Ubuntu Linux as a Windows service. So it is now solved all my problems when it comes to being able to do the design and programming at the same operating system (which I really need to do is buy a Mac, but who has so much money?).
, so I booted into Linux in about 3 months. It's no big deal, because it's nice to know that there is a partition exists, if we need it. But the problem is that I recently started running a little low on hard disk. I found it kind of strange because I was only about 2,000 songs on my computer, and now very few films.
But I have the 40GB Linux partition just sitting there.
So I went to delete the partition and recover some space. What is important though is that you make sure to replace the Linux bootloader that is installed when you install Ubuntu, or you will lose the ability to boot into Vista after you delete Ubuntu. So let's start with replacing the bootloader first in order to avoid any problems. The process is pretty simple:
1 First you need to download Super Grub Disk and burn ISO image CD.
2nd Next, pop the disc and restart your computer.
3.Super Grub Disk screens are kind of cryptic in the sense that a lot of choices look like gibberish, but it's important you want to delete Linux, so that only Vista:
4th This option resets the Vista bootloader to the Master Boot Record, forcing your computer to automatically boot the next time Vista starts up.
5th Now, restart your computer, click "Start", right click "Computer" and select "Manage"
6th On the left side (in the menu tree), click on "Disk Management"
7th Find your old Linux partition, right-click it and select "Delete Volume"
8th After deleting, right click your existing Windows partition, and click "Extend Volume"
Now you should have recovered from the premises of the old Ubuntu installation. If you have a swap partition for Linux, you can delete that as well.
Now just remember that it is only after back up everything on your Linux install!