> Is there a fairly simple way of removing the Windows partition on this
> machine and reclaim the space? That more-or-less empty partition takes 66%
> of the total hard-drive volume and I have not even accessed it for months.
You can use fdisk to change the partition type to anything you like to mark
it used by Linux. Then use fdisk.* to create a linux-type filesystem
(ext2,ext3,reiserfs.. whatever) adjust /etc/fstab to reflect the changes.