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Old 06-18-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
daenas
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Deleting Vista/Vista Recovery loader in grub for Ubuntu 10.04


I have 3 hard drives and have Ubuntu installed on one (sdb), had windows vista installed in the other (sda) and use the other (sdc) as a back up/extra space. I just deleted the windows vista partition and formatted the hard drive (ext4) and now just use Ubuntu, however, in the grub boot, vista and recovery is still showing up. How can I clean the grub up and delete these entries. I've searched all over the place, googled like crazy and all I can find is how to get rid of grub or reinstall the MBR of vista (etc). One more thing, how can I permanently mount the new empty hard drive in Ubuntu so that I have access to it all the time w/out having to mount it.
 
Old 06-18-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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have you tried editing /etc/grub.conf?
 
Old 06-18-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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10.04 uses grub2 so you need to run update-grub as root for grub to realise vista is gone ( )


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Oops! I missed this bit:
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One more thing, how can I permanently mount the new empty hard drive in Ubuntu so that I have access to it all the time w/out having to mount it.
You need to make an entry for the partition you want mounted, what it is formatted as, and where and how to mount it in /etc/fstab

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Code:
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
/dev/sda1       /media/stuff     ext4     defaults        0        2
/Edit

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Old 06-19-2010, 02:12 AM   #4
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Thanks Tredegar! Somehow the grub cleared by itself and all of the windows boot is gone..lol And thanks for the mounting info. Being a newbie, it's nice to have clear and understandable instructions.
 
Old 06-19-2010, 08:12 AM   #5
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And it's nice to see someone asking about how to erase Windows, not get rid of Linux.
 
Old 06-20-2010, 12:24 AM   #6
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In case of anyone reading up on this same topic later, I found this link and followed the instructions on mounting a hard drive. This works perfectly. Unfortunately, I'm such a newbie that the other suggestions didn't work for me. I WILL learn! LOL http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountlinux
 
  


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