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  1. #1

    uninstall ubuntu from dual boot(ubuntu+mint)

    I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Mint on it. I want to ununstall ubuntu and keep only mint.
    This is what i understand on how go about it
    First step- identify the partition on which ubuntu is residing. I loged in to my mint and did a " sudo fdisk -l". Below is what i see after giving this command. How do i understand which partition is ubuntu from this result?
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    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0001ed58

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 12158 97654784 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 12158 60802 390728705 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 12158 24316 97654784 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 24316 47176 183623578+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 60181 60802 4986880 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda8 47176 59691 100529152 83 Linux
    /dev/sda9 59691 60180 3929088 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order
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  2. #2
    You cannot identify which partition is which from fdisk even if you have labels on the partitions. I would boot into whichever distro is the default and then look at the grub.cfg file by either using Nautilus look in the boot folder, then grub and look for the file grub.cfg. Double click it and it will list which other distros are installed and on which partition. You could do this in a terminal with " gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg". Do not use the ""
    Another point you do not need two seperate swap partitions. Once you know which partition Ubuntu is on you can use gparted to format the partition. Be careful though, if grub is installed in the Ubuntu partition you will need to re-install grub into the Mint partition.

  3. #3
    When I dual boot two different Linux systems I always use the distro name as a volume label. Makes it much easier to know what partitions go with what distro. Something to think about during your next install.

    Mint /
    Mint Home
    Ubuntu /
    Ubuntu Home

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Virginia, USA
    use df.

    The output will show you which filesystems are mounted as part of the operating system, or you could check fstab.

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