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Old 10-16-2017, 12:15 AM   #1
Kushbombs
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Question Grub not installed


Iím gona make short. Iv been trying to put Linux mint on my hp desktop.
And the ďgrubĒ failed to install.
My question..
Is it safe to delete the Linux partitions

Iv got one laptop in grub rescue an donít want another.
 
Old 10-16-2017, 02:06 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Kushbombs View Post
Iím gona make short. Iv been trying to put Linux mint on my hp desktop.
And the ďgrubĒ failed to install.
My question..
Is it safe to delete the Linux partitions

Iv got one laptop in grub rescue an donít want another.
You could always try and re-install/install grub, to start Linux Mint. Do you want to get Linux Mint working?

If not, well yes, it would be safe to delete your Linux partitions. You could also do that and re-install Linux Mint on to your desktop and/or laptop machine(s).

I think you need to decide what you want to do, before we can really suggest any course of action to you.
 
Old 10-16-2017, 03:34 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Kushbombs View Post
Iím gona make short. Iv been trying to put Linux mint on my hp desktop.
And the ďgrubĒ failed to install.
My question..
Is it safe to delete the Linux partitions

Iv got one laptop in grub rescue an donít want another.
Dude, we can actually help you a lot here, if you have some patience.

What type of machine is it? Specs? Hard drive(s)? Dual-booting?

If we can know why the grub-install failed we can help you get a working system.
 
Old 10-16-2017, 08:44 AM   #4
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My question..
Is it safe to delete the Linux partitions
Answer: yes.
 
  


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