How to get rid of KDE 64

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How to get rid of KDE 64

Postby Dodge on Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:23 pm

First, I searched and can't find anything on the forums or google for this exactly.

I have Mint8 x64 gnome installed, then I installed KDE 64 along side of it. How do I go about getting rid of KDE 64 and get the space back and get the Gnome x64 grub menu?

What is the best way to do this?

Thx.
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Re: How to get rid of KDE 64

Postby grimdestripador on Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 pm

next install use manual partitioning, delete those partitions and start again. if you want to retain windows xp. don't delete Windows partition or the SWAP. If it don't boot without the cd install mint anyway it would write a boot loader. If it doesn't use your windows recovery CD and enter recovery mode and use the command makeMBR or createMBR... somthing to do with MBR (Master Boot Record). then CTRL-Alt-Delete. All should go well two steps in, but just in case... you know....
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Re: How to get rid of KDE 64

Postby Dodge on Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:59 pm

Guess I could just go ahead and reinstall x64. Was wanting to keep it as it is all setup and working flawlessly.

Not worried about the windows bootloader, that one easy to fix.

thnx.
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Re: How to get rid of KDE 64

Postby markcynt on Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:17 pm

The easiest way to do this is to boot into the Mint Gnome partition and run
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sudo grub-install /dev/sda

Then you can delete the Mint KDE partitions.

Once the Mint KDE partitions are deleted run
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sudo update-grub

That will remove the Mint KDE Grub entry.
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Re: How to get rid of KDE 64

Postby Dodge on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:14 am

markcynt, thank you. That was excellant. Worked perfect and very simple. I appreciate it.
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