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Default Linux Question – Dual Boot

I have an AMD 64 with Linux Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on separate partitions.

For reasons of my own, I want to delete Ubuntu and keep the Mint as my only OS. So I found this tutorial:

Re: uninstall ubuntu from dual boot(ubuntu+mint)
by oobetimer on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:38 pm

Basically you can remove Ubuntu´s partition using GParted and after that you have to install/update grub.

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo os-prober
sudo update-grub

Seems simple enough and I have Gparted (on a live CD); So my question is, after I remove Ubuntu's partition, will I be able to boot into Mint → terminal to be able to enter the sudo commands or do I enter them in the Gparted program or what?
PLEASE keep in mind that I am a newbie to Linux, so throwing a bunch of symbols and commands at me without explanation is no help.
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All my experience is from a dual Windows/Linux dual boot systems. Once you install windows after linux de grub/grub2 is missing, so you have to repair it again with a live CD.
In your case the thing looks simple: Boot from Linux Mint Partition, delete de Ubuntu partition with GParted and then update the grub. If you have problems you can try some live CD/USB to repair the grub.
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Refusing to start a new thread...

That said every time I go to one of the Linux starter sites to try and make sense of what I need to install and run with Win7 and Linux I seem to get bogged down.

Can one of you veterans PM me a solid link that is going to help me go through this without destroying my hard drive or forcing me to do a factory reset? I've a good amount of data I would prefer not to lose.
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Basically do you need a hard drive with enough room to install another OS .
If you have important documents in the same hard drive I recommend you to do a backup before beginning the process (usually you won't need it, but just in case)
Take a look at this page.
linuxbsdos.com/2012/09/12/7-tips-for-dual-booting-linux-distributions-and-windows

linux.org

Its important to know how many hard drives do you have, in my case I have one drive for the Operating system and other for the data, so if I have a problems with the installation my data will be fine.

To avoid problems, install windows first.
In my case I have the following structure in the disk.
Partition 1 - Windows.
Partition 2 - Linux (operating system).
Partition 3 (Optional) - Linux home directory (keeps the settings of linux and user documents, so if I reinstall Linux I don't loose it.
Partition 4 - Swap partition (some people says that isn't necessary), to know more about this issue take a look at help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq

If you only have one drive you should do a 5th partition for the data (documents, files, music, videos, etc...)
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Originally Posted by ardee2x View Post
I have an AMD 64 with Linux Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on separate partitions.

For reasons of my own, I want to delete Ubuntu and keep the Mint as my only OS. So I found this tutorial:

Re: uninstall ubuntu from dual boot(ubuntu+mint)
by oobetimer on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:38 pm

Basically you can remove Ubuntu´s partition using GParted and after that you have to install/update grub.

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo os-prober
sudo update-grub

Seems simple enough and I have Gparted (on a live CD); So my question is, after I remove Ubuntu's partition, will I be able to boot into Mint → terminal to be able to enter the sudo commands or do I enter them in the Gparted program or what?
PLEASE keep in mind that I am a newbie to Linux, so throwing a bunch of symbols and commands at me without explanation is no help.

After removing Ubuntu, you could use Boot-repair-disk. It supports both 32 and 64-bit OS'es
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Default What I always do with a new laptop

1. Fdisk ssda, remove all partitions, OR keep the first one with the manufacurer utilites on it,
information: Wiht new BIG disks, you need to use a 2048 cluster size but you need not worry about it, newer versions of fsisk know about that,
2. Creat a 40-50M partition, ext-2 for the linux boot partition,
3. Create a 40G partition for windoze,
4. Create the rest as an extended partion,
5. Create ~100GB version for / and /usr (make sure these are on the same partition, else you;'ll have to use and initdram disk at boot and its messy. root needs access to udev which is in /usr so it has to be availble at boot time),
6. Recommend you make a separate parititon for /home
7. The rest....
8. Install windows first on the NTFS partition, sda3,
9. Install linux placing boot in the sda2, roosd in sda5, home in sda6 and etc....

Go nuts!

Here is what my disk looks like:
fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xebe440c1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 80324 40131 6 FAT16
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda2 80392 158520 39064+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 * 158584 78283584 39062500+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 78283592 976773167 449244788 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 78285640 117348144 19531252+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 117350400 166178520 24414060+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 166180864 215008992 24414064+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 215011328 244308200 14648436+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 244312064 263843312 9765624+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 263845888 283377144 9765628+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda11 283379712 367364088 41992188+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda12 367366144 976773167 304703512 83 Linux

Note, if you have more than 16G of ram, forget about swap, its not needed.

Cheers,
jim
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Originally Posted by ardee2x View Post
I have an AMD 64 with Linux Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on separate partitions.

For reasons of my own, I want to delete Ubuntu and keep the Mint as my only OS. So I found this tutorial:

Re: uninstall ubuntu from dual boot(ubuntu+mint)
by oobetimer on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:38 pm

Basically you can remove Ubuntu´s partition using GParted and after that you have to install/update grub.

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo os-prober
sudo update-grub

Seems simple enough and I have Gparted (on a live CD); So my question is, after I remove Ubuntu's partition, will I be able to boot into Mint → terminal to be able to enter the sudo commands or do I enter them in the Gparted program or what?
PLEASE keep in mind that I am a newbie to Linux, so throwing a bunch of symbols and commands at me without explanation is no help.
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If you have a live CD its better boot the live cd, delete with gparted gui and if you want to recreate or add the vol to another partition then from gparted. Basically you arent deleting or modifying the boot sectors,you are tweaking a partition table and nothing more, you can delete the partitions and do nothing more and youll get into mint.

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Its not advised to avoid a swap partition, in the same sense there says if you have lots of ram, then it doesnt care to give a bit of gigs to a swap
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