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Old 03-09-2012, 02:14 AM   #16
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On this laptop I have 4 primary partitions with one extended partition containing another four logical partitions and I don't experience any problems related to having more than one partition. I also have a customized grub-pc partition used as an OS independent bootloader. I also have four operating systems including Windows 7.

This means, using partitions is not an unearthly task.
Old 03-09-2012, 05:05 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by edbarx View Post
This means, using partitions is not an unearthly task.
True, if it is a sata hard drive you can use up to 15.
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Originally Posted by Knightron View Post
OK here's what YOU need to do. Once typing a post, read through it again, and edit out all the unrelated crap. I'm not having a go at you, just giving you advice. I had to read your post twice and still am not clear. Are you having issues with grub? or do you want to remove your ubuntu partition off your desktop computer?
Ok, this has got to be one of the best responses to a question that I've ever seen on a tech forum. I can tell I'm going to like this place. No beating around the bush. Just get to the point. LOL.
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use virtual machines for testing purposes.
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Virtual machines have their advantages but they tend to require better hardware than would be required with a normal (non-virtual) operating system. To test the performance of an OS, virtual machines are therefore not ideal. In my experience, it is far better to use a Live Linux CD or DVD rather than playing with virtualisation.
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I tried the default grub option from the above posts & it works.
0 boots my main linux os
1 boots recue or cli
2 boots wins
basically it doesn't change the order of the grub menu it highlights the next entry.So all you have to do is count the entries in the grub menu & put it in remembering the 1st menu entry is 0


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