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Old 02-24-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
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Uninstal distro to make space


Hi guys, I have 2 distros on my computer and I want to get rid of one and instal another in its place. My basic Ubuntu is amazing so I want to leave that I. Place but the music distro I have installed is not to my liking . I would like to install amother in its place. What do I have to do to create the space for a new distro?
 
Old 02-24-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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You don't really uninstall a distro usually. A Wubi install would be one to uninstall.

You generally install over the unwanted distro. In some cases the installer may complain but then you delete the partition it's on and usually reboot and start installer over.

In all of this, you have to be very careful to understand where your good install is and what the installer is asking.
 
Old 02-25-2015, 02:38 PM   #3
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To add to the above one thing you could do is run gparted from the distro you want to keep and see if you can identify for certain which partition[s] the distro you don't want is. If you can, then you could remove the partitions of the unwanted distro there and then so when it comes to install you'll have free space to play with.
 
Old 02-25-2015, 03:39 PM   #4
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Best thing to do is to understand what device your system considers the drive to be and how the partitions are mapped now, plus whatever unused space there is. Running gparted is a great idea, or running fdisk also is good to do to understand the partitions you do have now.
 
Old 02-25-2015, 11:46 PM   #5
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@ dunnery

fdisk -l should show all partitions on the system. But if you still can't determine where the partitions resides for the unwanted distro with fdisk, you can do this.

First, boot into the distro you plan to erase, then open a terminal and type df to see what partition(s) are being used and write the it down on paper i.e drive letter and number, this way you'll have the necessary info to delete or install the new distro unto those partition(s).

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