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Old 01-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Removing a linux distro on dual boot machine/Both linux

Currently, I have a system with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 12. I barely use Windows 7 and Linux Mint 12 is my main OS. I am planning on removing Windows 7 completely and go full out Linux. BUT, I now plan on constructing my customized Arch Linux distro. So it would be Linux Mint 12 and Arch Linux dual boot. If I successfully create my Arch Linux OS how I want it, can I remove Linux Mint from my system to make Arch Linux the only OS? How would I go about adding the free space used by Mint to the Arch Linux partitions? Thanks
Old 01-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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If the booting is handled by GRUB installed by arch, then you can remove the linux mint from inside Arch using gparted or even something like gnome palimpsest.

Using the acquired space could be handled by either mounting it or using tools like gparted live and resizing the existing partitions. I must add that resizing partitions with data in them is a rather risky operation to do.

Hope this helps.
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If you have some extra cash just buy a new hard drive, look in craigslist or other internet site and replace the existing. Then do a fresh install or Arch in that drive. if you ever need sell it or if you are force to use W7 for any crazy reason your can go back to the W7 software by swapping drives.

Good luck to you.
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Thanks for the responses. I will acknowledge.


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