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remove Ubuntu from dual booting PC

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm
by oscar325
Hi.

I was using Ubuntu till now when I decided to try Mint, so, for not delete Ubuntu I started dual boot mint and ubuntu, however I do regret it now when decided to compleatly switch to Mint, so I was wondering if its a way just delete Ubuntu so it be like normal with Mint as the only OS on the computer, as it should be?

Re: remove Ubuntu from dual booting PC

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:23 pm
by catweazel
oscar325 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Hi.

I was using Ubuntu till now when I decided to try Mint, so, for not delete Ubuntu I started dual boot mint and ubuntu, however I do regret it now when decided to compleatly switch to Mint, so I was wondering if its a way just delete Ubuntu so it be like normal with Mint as the only OS on the computer, as it should be?
It should be fairly straightforward. Simply delete the Ubuntu partition then issue sudo update-grub in a terminal.

Re: remove Ubuntu from dual booting PC

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:31 am
by Centauri39
And afterwards, you should resize the remaining Mint partition,
because after deleting the Ubuntu partition,
you will have a lot of free space ready to be used for Mint.

Re: remove Ubuntu from dual booting PC

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:44 am
by gm10
catweazel wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:23 pm
oscar325 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Hi.

I was using Ubuntu till now when I decided to try Mint, so, for not delete Ubuntu I started dual boot mint and ubuntu, however I do regret it now when decided to compleatly switch to Mint, so I was wondering if its a way just delete Ubuntu so it be like normal with Mint as the only OS on the computer, as it should be?
It should be fairly straightforward. Simply delete the Ubuntu partition then issue sudo update-grub in a terminal.
This, and to be on the safe side I'd also do a

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sudo grub-install
(likely unnecessary because you installed Mint last but you never know; if it's a non-EFI install you may have to specify the boot device with the command)