Double Dual boot system to Single Dual Boot?

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Hwalker1
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Double Dual boot system to Single Dual Boot?

Post by Hwalker1 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:31 pm

I installed Mint 14 on a Windows XP / Ubuntu dual booted system, expecting it to replace the ubuntu system. However, I now have to go throught two menus to get to Mint. The first offers me the generic Ubuntu with another 5 options ending with Windows. I then select this option and am passed to another menu that offers Windows and Mint in that order. I want to remove the generic (Pandolin) ubuntu, and end up with just a Mint /Windows boot option.
I assume that I need to modify the Windows / Mint boot file using the following commands as follows:
gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
change the order (0) to order (1)
then sudo update-grub.
This reverses the Windows / Mint14 options to Mint14 / Windows.

I then need to get rid of the no longer needed Ubuntu Pangolin Partition and merge it with the Mint partition
Is this possible? If so, what software do I need to manage it?
All suggestions welcome.
Thanks in advance
Howard Walker

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Re: Double Dual boot system to Single Dual Boot?

Post by usbtux » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:03 am

Following on from http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=129854

Confirm
ubuntu is installed to a partition.

mint is installed to a partition.
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