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remove Lubuntu, keep Mint?

Postby bgrg on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:36 am

Hi,

I installed Lubuntu alongside my existing Mint system to try it out, but now I'd like to uninstall it. How can I do it without messing up my Mint system? When I installed Lubuntu I was under the impression that this would be easy to do, but now I'm not so sure. I've tried to find a tutorial online, but all seem to be about getting pure Ubuntu, and I'm afraid those won't work in my situation.

Thanks,

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Re: remove Lubuntu, keep Mint?

Postby xenopeek on Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:02 am

Boot from the Linux Mint installation DVD / USB. Open GParted from there. You can then delete the Lubuntu partitions, and resize the Linux Mint partitions to reclaim the free disk space.

If you Linux Mint partition is at /dev/sda1, you can do the following to reinstall GRUB. So you are sure that the bootloader is loading GRUB from the Linux Mint partition and not trying to load it from the now non-existent Lubuntu partition. You can skip this step if you are sure Lubuntu didn't overwrite the bootloader (for example if you told its installer to not write it to /dev/sda but somewhere else). Change /dev/sda1 in below first command with the /dev/sda? name of your Linux Mint partition if that is different.
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sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
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Re: remove Lubuntu, keep Mint?

Postby bgrg on Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:15 am

Thank you, I'll try that.
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Re: remove Lubuntu, keep Mint?

Postby bgrg on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:06 am

I had to reinstall GRUB, but after all it works, thank you again!
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