Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




112 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 22883 11-Jun-2008 10:42
Send private message

I tried to load up ubuntu but i keep getting an fatal error when it tries to boot up. How do i remove the programme from my hard drive so i can free up some space?

When i am in Xp i can't see the file

Suggestions appreciated.

Create new topic
41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 137305 11-Jun-2008 12:58

What does the reply say? Also what bootloader are you using? WinXP Partition Magic? or Ubuntu GRUB? which I think is the default.
Most probably you have the wrong partition! Google! If you installed Ubuntu properly you should be able to "see" it

2483 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

  Reply # 137446 11-Jun-2008 18:20
Send private message

mortonman: I tried to load up ubuntu but i keep getting an fatal error when it tries to boot up. How do i remove the programme from my hard drive so i can free up some space?

When i am in Xp i can't see the file

Suggestions appreciated.

Unless you used something like Wubi, Ubuntu is not a proper "program" but an operating system. It will be installed on a separate partition, so XP will see a "partition" (from within MMC's Drive Management console) but will not see a "file".

To uninstall this type of install, boot the Ubuntu disc, remove the partition, and reboot. Then using the XP disc, use Recovery Console and run "fixmbr".




Find me on Twitter!

I posted 1, 2 x 10^3 times!

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chow brothers plan to invest NZ$100 million in technology
Posted 24-Sep-2017 16:24


Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.