I need advice on deleting unnecessary partitions (and Windows, BTW).
There is one 500 GB hard disk in my computer; on this disk I have Windows 10
which was installed first, and of course Trisquel :-)
I was installing Trisquel to this disk on another computer.
To boot Trisquel, I keep my BIOS boot mode set to Legacy (CSM); to boot
Windows I switch it to UEFI.
Now I want to get rid of Windows and delete the unnecessary partitions.
The graphical view of my partitions is attached to this post.
This is the output of sudo parted -l:
Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name
1 1049kB 1050MB 1049MB ntfs
2 1050MB 1322MB 273MB fat32 EFI system partition
3 1322MB 1456MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition
4 1456MB 389GB 388GB ntfs Basic data partition
6 389GB 409GB 20,0GB ext4
7 409GB 412GB 2406MB linux-swap(v1)
8 412GB 486GB 74,1GB xfs
5 486GB 500GB 14,1GB ntfs
My question is: which of these partitions are safe to delete and be able to
properly boot Trisquel?
I'd like to keep only partitions: 4, 6, 7 and 8 + of course GRUB/boot
partition, but I don't know which is it.
From partition 4 (388 GB NTFS) I'd like to delete Windows folders manually
and leave my data on it.