[SOLVED] i installed a lot of failed linux mint os on my computer..

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[SOLVED] i installed a lot of failed linux mint os on my computer..

Post by alexndr12 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:54 pm

tl;dr:Yes so I was impatient while installing linux mint and it says that I have multiple os. How do I delete them and just only have my windows 8.1 and the one linux mint?

explained: Okay. So, when I first booted up Linux Mint on my usb, I installed it. I thought when I picked to install third party software (when it was frozen) was broken. I restarted my pc while it did that for along time. I finally passes it but it said stuff like "cant unmount partition" or the linux mint installation thing was broken or something. :oops: (i installed it alongside windows 8.1, i dont wanna accidently delete it or my dad is gonna kill me)
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Re: i installed alot of failed linux mint os on my computer..

Post by michael louwe » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:09 pm

alexndr12 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:54 pm
tl;dr:Yes so I was impatient while installing linux mint and it says that I have multiple os. How do I delete them and just only have my windows 8.1 and the one linux mint?
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First, boot into LM and at the Terminal, do a sudo parted -l(- small l, not -L or -1) to determine which are the unwanted partitions.

You will then need to run the Live LM media, launch the built-in GParted program and delete the unwanted partitions. Be careful not to touch the Windows partitions.
https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?nam ... ive-manual - GParted manual

P S - For a dual-boot system, the last OS installed will take over bootloading = do not delete the last OS/LM.

Just in case, ... https://www.dell.com/support/article/my ... pc?lang=en (How to repair the EFI bootloader on a GPT HDD or repair the MBR, for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 on your Dell PC)
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/6 - reinstall Grub-efi

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Re: i installed alot of failed linux mint os on my computer..

Post by alexndr12 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:21 pm

im gonna try it now, im just gonna tell you this, there is volumes on the desktop on the usb boot.
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Re: i installed alot of failed linux mint os on my computer..

Post by alexndr12 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:33 pm

michael louwe wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:09 pm

First, boot into LM and at the Terminal, do a sudo parted -l(- small l, not -L or -1) to determine which are the unwanted partitions.

You will then need to run the Live LM media, launch the built-in GParted program and delete the unwanted partitions. Be careful not to touch the Windows partitions.
https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?nam ... ive-manual - GParted manual

P S - For a dual-boot system, the last OS installed will take over bootloading = do not delete the last OS/LM.

Just in case, ... https://www.dell.com/support/article/my ... pc?lang=en (How to repair the EFI bootloader on a GPT HDD or repair the MBR, for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 on your Dell PC)
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/6 - reinstall Grub-efi
question, how do i know if its windows or not? and how do i know if its unwanted or not? sorry im new to this stuff. also how do i run live lm media? (EDIT) yeah i figured it out i was just scared to do it. im installing linux mint rn i hope it works

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