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Old 05-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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My system has a multi-boot setup with WinXP, UBUNTU 10.10, and Ultimate Gamers Edition ver 2.8.. I have a couple a question that I really need some help with..

I think there is a program call GRUB (not sure) that manages my multi-boot startup when I turn on my pc. Is there a way that I can remove the Ultimate Gamers Edition distro from my Linux HD so I have only Ubuntu 10.10 and WinXP? I would only like to have Ubuntu 10.10 and WinXP on my system.. If I get rid of UGE 2.8, Will it take it off of my startup menu also?

Thanks in advance for your help..
 
Old 05-09-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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Q: I think there is a program call GRUB (not sure) that manages my multi-boot startup when I turn on my pc.
Yes - you're absolutely correct

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Q: If I get rid of UGE 2.8, Will it take it off of my startup menu also?
No - you'll have to do that manually.

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Q: Is there a way that I can remove the Ultimate Gamers Edition distro from my Linux HD so I have only Ubuntu 10.10 and WinXP?
Yes. The easiest way is to run "gparted", and simply *delete* the partition you don't want and free it for somebody else (either Windows or Linux can use the freed space).

Here's a good link:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition

NOTE:
Playing with partitions isn't necessarily for the faint of heart.

Be sure you feel comfortable before starting out ... and make sure you've got both a) a good backup, and b) bootable recovery media ... before you start
 
Old 05-09-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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Be careful. If you use Ubuntu based systems (like Ultimate Gamers Edition), the last installed OS is responsible for the bootloader. If you installed UGE after Ubuntu deleting will render the system unbootable. To be safe, boot to your Ubuntu and type this in a terminal:
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sudo grub-install /dev/sda
Now remove the partition UGE-partition and after that launch this command:
Code:
sudo update-grub
Now your system should be in a bootable state.

Keep in mind, when you are messing with your partitions, make a backup first, just in case you don't have the recommended regular backup.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 11:11 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good plan Tobi, one question though.. How do I delete partitions in Ubuntu?
 
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You can use one of the many partition managers for that, like fdisk, cfdisk, parted (all comandline) or GParted (GUI). It is recommended to do this not from a running system, but using a live-CD. You can use your Ubuntu-CD for that.
 
  


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