remove windows

Hi, I’m installing open suse 13.1 and left the original windows xp on the hard drive as suggested during the install.
How do I remove windows completely and use open suse for the entire hard drive?
Thanks

On 2014-01-13 21:56, wsx123 wrote:
>
> Hi, I’m installing open suse 13.1 and left the original windows xp on
> the hard drive as suggested during the install.
> How do I remove windows completely and use open suse for the entire hard
> drive?
> Thanks

Assuming you have just installed the system, and thus you have not
anything to lose on it, just install again and tell the installer to use
the entire hard disk.

Any method to do otherwise is complex and time consuming - not worth it
as you just installed and you have nothing to preserve.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

OK, thanks.

Hi !

Why would you want to do that?

I’m not a friend of windows.

But there are apps like e.g. CDex, running even under windows ME, that let you convert .wav files to .mp3 files,
that then may be uploaded to some Android smart phone (surely no iPhone, Apple still wants to get it’s share !).

You don’t need to go online to run e.g. CDex under XP.
Just pull the (network) plug before booting windows XP.
Don’t forget it, because windows XP soon won’t be safe anymore.

But just delete it?
It’s not windows itself that may be worth keeping it.
But the apps that may be installed.
Think twice.
You already payed for windows.

A completely different aspect:
If you install openSUSE as the only OS,
you should still consider to provide for two additional partition on your hard disk,
which are earmarked for a root (or /) and a home (/home) partition for a future version of openSUSE,
like 13.2, or 13.3 ?

A second partition for / and /home being very helpful on the one hand,
that depends on the space available on your hard disk on the other hand.

Allocating 2 additional partitions on your hard disk for a future / and a future /home
would give you the possibility to dual-boot an upcoming version of openSUSE
with your current version of openSUSE, without removing your current running version
of openSUSE.

If you want to have space for 3 OSs (windows XP, openSUSE 13.1, and a future version of openSUSE),
then the partition setup isn’t that easy anymore, because the total number of partitions on a hard disk
is limited using older hardware.

Ask again then.

Good luck
Mike

On 2014-01-14 01:26, ratzi wrote:

> But just delete it?
> It’s not windows itself that may be worth keeping it.
> But the apps that may be installed.
> Think twice.
> You already payed for windows.

Well, I do keep my Windows, but converting audio to mp3 is not one of
them. There are good tools for that in Linux. :slight_smile:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)