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    Lightbulb Made the upgrade to x86_64, now to delete 32bit partition....

    Hi all, I've successfully made the transition to 64 bit and it's working well! Now I want to get rid of my 32bit ubuntu install. My hard drive is partitioned like:

    1. ubuntu 32bit (installed first), about 5GB
    2. ubuntu 64bit (installed later), about 10GB
    3. old '/home' partition, about 60GB
    4. swap, 1GB


    What can I do to delete my 1st partition? What I'm thinking right now is to boot to LiveCD, delete 1st partition & hope GRUB remains intact, will this work?

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    Re: Made the upgrade to x86_64, now to delete 32bit partition....

    If you install Ubuntu x86_64 last, then GRUB will look for /boot/grub/menu.lst in that partition. Therefore, you can remove the i686 version from your harddrive. But if you have a problem booting after removing the 32bit version, you can reinstall GRUB to MBR again. Just make sure you have a working /boot/grub/menu.lst (on your x86_64).
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    Re: Made the upgrade to x86_64, now to delete 32bit partition....

    Thank you, taurus

    I do have /boot/grub/menu.lst, I'll come back and reply once I've deleted the ubuntu 32bit partition.
    Last edited by mªrty; March 10th, 2009 at 01:40 PM.

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