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Old 07-06-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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hi low

I want to remove 2 distros with gparted BUT if I do, will I have any problem start in up again, will I have trouble ??
Old 07-06-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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Depends on how you remove them. Probably not.
Old 07-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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If you don't do any repartitioning and your grub wasn't configured from one of the distro's you want to remove there shouldn't be any problems.
would suggest to rerun grub from the distro you want to keep, just in case one of the disto's you want to remove had reconfigured grub. if you are going to do any repartitioning are partition resizing, then the chances of not booting increase based on how much you change the partitions around and the partitions relationship to each other and the original setup
Old 07-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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Depends. If they come after the one you want to keep, no problem; if they come before, then the id of the partition(s) your distro occupies may change in the process, which can cause boot failure. If I were you, I'd put uuids or labels onto those partitions, into GRUB and into fstab.
Old 07-07-2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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hi low
what it is I want to remove mandriva as it has'nt work properly, since upgrade, also I did dvd on pcbsd which does'nt work, problem dvd, but part of it is on my harddrive , but I have now, a proper version of mandriva 9. latest and a proper dvd of pcbsd, so instead of removeing ubuntu, which works lovely.
Old 07-07-2009, 07:47 PM   #6
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Why not just install the new disc you have over the install giving you grief? You don't need to wipe the partition with GParted beforehand.


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