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Old 08-23-2014, 06:10 AM   #1
erolnico
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MBR and GLUG do not play nice. How do I delete the LINX partition.


I have an HP laptop running Windows7, rather slowly but OK. Recently I decided to try Linux again for maybe the fifth time. I installed Elementary LUNA so now I have a Dual Boot menu at startup. I want to evaluate other distros, maybe PUPPY next.

Can anybody help me with instructions on how to remove the LUNA/LINUX partition and any other files which relate to LINUX or the dualboot. I need to be able to recognise the Linux partition and any other related files. I will be doing the deletes from windows using EaseUs.

As I am obviously a very slow learning newbie I would appreciate replies in language which I can understand.
 
Old 08-23-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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Does your dual-boot setup use the Grub bootloader from Elementary Linux? That would be the first bit of information needed. If that is the case and you delete its partition, your computer will be unbootable. If you are using the windows bootloader, this won't be a problem.

Since Elementary is an operating system, you don't remove it or delete it the way you would an application you would simply format that partition and then you could install Puppy or whatevr else you want to try. There is no need to delete that partition and no reason to have to do it from windows. To post some more specific information, boot your Elementary and run this command from a terminal: sudo fdisk -l(Lower Case Letter L in the command). It will not make any changes but provide information on your hard drives/partitions to post here for help.

I'm not sure what you mean by your title, GLUG?? did you mean the Grub bootloader?

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Old 08-23-2014, 02:44 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what you mean by your title, GLUG?? did you mean the Grub bootloader?

Yes I did mean GRUB but got a bit confused, sorry.
BTW, GLUG stands for Gauteng Linux Users Group. Gauteng is the new name for the area previously known as Transvaal. This area contains both Pretoria and Johannesburg but I live near Cape Town in an Area called Western Cape.

Thanks for your info. I will be working through your comments soon.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:39 AM   #4
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How to delete Linux partition.

Thanks for your reply, I now have some feeling for the problem.
I am using The LUNA GRUB and have made a listing of the boot devices wit sudo fdisk -l.

What I still do not understand is how I match up /dev/sdb1 etc with the drive C, Drive D partitions I am used to in Windows.

Thanks again, Erol
 
Old 08-24-2014, 03:06 PM   #5
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sda is the first drive. sda1 is the first drive, first partition, sda2 is the first drive second partition.
sdb is the second drive. sdb1 is the second drive, first partition, sdb2 is the second drive second partition.

You can identify partitions also by uuid by running in a terminal in Linux the command: blkid
I don't know how you get that info on windows as I don't have any reason to use it.
 
  


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