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Old 06-15-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Hi low

Just an enquiry is it possible to delete a distro off the front end of the drive, as I have 2 in no. and repartition the the whole drive with gparted and just leaving 1 distro on it.

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Old 06-15-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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Certainly possible. You may have to reinstall grub and modify menu.lst/grub.conf or grub.cfg (depending on which version of grub your distro uses) to properly point your bootable kernel (and initial ramdisk, if you have one)
 
Old 06-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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I agree with RockDoctor that you will need to modify Grub. More information would be helpful. You don't indicate what is on the partitions. Are they both Linux distributions or a mix? If both Linux, are you booting from the Grub on sda1 or sda2. If you delete sda1, sda2 will become sda1.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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Hi low

thank your for replys.

The front end is linux mint back half have is ubuntu 10. I have tried gparted which is on ubuntu but it won't let delete, it will let resize, but that's all
 
Old 06-16-2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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Do it from a liveCD to ensure the partitions aren't mounted.
 
Old 06-17-2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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hi low

Thank you for your answers, I normally make backups, just in case something does go wrong, theirs something else, I'm surprised, you didn't reply with why don't you just reformat and start again. TO EASY.


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Old 07-05-2010, 08:28 PM   #7
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Hellooo!

I'm actually in the same boat as drakeone!

I have both Ubuntu and Linux Mint on my computer, but have found that I no longer use the Ubuntu partition and I want Mint to absorb that hard drive space.

Normally I would just reinstall, as I often do that once a year or so anyway after a couple new versions of Ubuntu have come out.

But, I would like to learn how to do more things with Linux instead of just taking the easy way out.

That said, at the moment I do not know HOW to modify Grub. I will do some searching through the forums, but please feel free to give me some pointers if you don't mind. KTHXBYE :-)
 
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Information needed to give you any advice would be partitions information which can be obtained by running sudo fdisk -l command (lower case Letter L in the command). Also when you post, indicate which partition has Ubuntu and which has Mint.
 
  


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