View Full Version : [ubuntu] Remove only 1 of 3 Ubuntu installs

July 2nd, 2009, 06:20 AM
Due to messing about with intel video drivers, I completely broke xserver-org (9.04) and could not re-install from home using wireless. In desperation, I installed another 9.04, so I now have 3 Ubuntu versions (I kept my old 8.04) plus XP so of course am running out of space. I've now recovered the broken install (which I want to keep).

I've found instructions to remove Ubuntu from a dual boot, but that removes it completely and gives back all the space to XP.

Is there a way I can remove the 2 versions I'm not using, leaving XP and 9.04 intact?

Word of warning to Intel users, tread carefully when trying to solve the graphics problems!

Thanks for any help.

July 2nd, 2009, 09:19 AM
The information that grub (you boot loader) is likely on the old install but you can look for a "Boot" directory "/boot" in either or both of your linux drives.

I'm not an expert but i would in this situation find out how to install Grub via ubuntu 9.04. Remove the old linux partition. Then install Grub. all while booted into 9.04.

July 2nd, 2009, 09:21 AM
You mite find this usefull (i havent looked too far) http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-24113.htmlhttp://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-24113.html

July 2nd, 2009, 09:26 AM
Thanks, I'll go thru that lot but first glance suggests it's all about restoring GRUB. I did have that problem few days back and had it neatly solved thru this forum.

July 2nd, 2009, 09:53 AM
Ah, strange, I got your second message before I got the first... Make sense now!