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Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:36 am

I have Linux Mint, and Ubuntu dual booting right now..

How can i uninstall ubuntu from the system so it just has Linux Mint on my laptop?

Thanks!
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby intoDesign.ca on Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:57 pm

Goto terminal and type the following

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sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst


Just make sure you make a copy of the first in case you mess things up. Comment or delete the lines in reference to Ubuntu. Then use gParted to delete your ubuntu partitions.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:48 pm

okay, ill do that later..

but i just booted up, and before grub started, i got an error when it said grub 1.5 loading and stuff
and it said error 16..
and then it booted in..

and can you explain this more for me?
like how to delete it.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:38 pm

i did the terminal thing, and it said sudo : gedit : command not found
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby DrHu on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:04 pm

bolle wrote:I have Linux Mint, and Ubuntu dual booting right now..
bolle wrote:okay, ill do that later..

but i just booted up, and before grub started, i got an error when it said grub 1.5 loading and stuff
and it said error 16..
and then it booted in..
Let me try and understand this, your first post said, I am dual booting Mint and Ubuntu, and want to remove Ubuntu
--next post, I' do that later (edit /boot/grub/menu.1st), but now boot has error 16

Whoa!, what happened between I am dual booting and now I get grub error 16

http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/errors.html
    grub errors for stage 1.5
    16 : "Device string unrecognizable"
    This error is returned if a device string was expected, and the string encountered didn't fit the syntax/rules listed in the Filesystem Description.
http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/filesystem.txt
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:10 pm

no idea, when i posted that first post, it was right after i installed linux..
when i got error 16, it was after i restarted.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:21 am

Use a LiveCD and mount the drive that Mint is on, then open it's /boot/grub/menu.lst. Post it here and we'll fix it up for you. Afterwards, we'll show you how to actually get rid of Ubuntu, rather than hide it.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:25 am

okay, but... im now getting error 18 in grub. this is after i deleted the ubuntu partition.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:00 am

okay, no more errors..
i made a 250 mb boot drive in the beginning of the HD..

so howq can i uninstall ubuntu?

i tried deleting all the stuff about it in the grub terminal thing.. but its still there?

and i deleted the partition
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby intoDesign.ca on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:30 pm

Can you be more specific about what is showing up? If you deleted the partitons and removed the entries from GRUB, then there should be no indication of ubuntu anywhere
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby Anaxis on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:32 pm

Odd...Can you take a screenshot of the /boot/grub/menu.lst for us? There may still be an existing entry for Ubuntu in there somewhere.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:59 pm

i went to the terminal for grub and nothing was there..

:S
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby Anaxis on Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:16 pm

You did try
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
correct?
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:34 pm

well i did sudo nano because im in xfce
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby FedoraRefugee on Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:40 pm

Why not just install Mint from scratch and use the whole drive? It would be infinity easier. 15 minutes and you are done.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby vrkalak on Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:50 pm

That's what I did . . . as FedoraRefuge has said:

I had a triple boot . . . Vista, Ubuntu and LinuxMint.
I saved all files, backed-up everything and did a complete install of LinusMint-7 (Main)

Deleted both Vista and Ubuntu, partitioned the complete hard-drive to LinuxMint.
Easier than deciding, should I make that partition this big or maybe make another partition for . . . ?
Also, read in the (LinuxMint and Ubuntu) Forums, that upgrading or using a re-partitioning manager can sometimes cause more problems.
Better and easier if you could do a 'fresh install'

Have not encountered a single problem with it .... m'thinks, I made a wise choice. :mrgreen:
Maybe, in the future, after I try out LinuxMint-8 Helena, for a while ... I'll start "distro hopping" ... but for now, I'm happy with my OS.
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Re: Got Linux Mint! How do i do this?

Postby bolle on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:49 pm

okay everything is fine now..
i just need to boot into a live cd and resize the linux mint partitioon..

should i delete the 250 mb boot thing at the beginning?
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