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#1 2016-12-17 15:40:02

nederpils
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[Solved] Triple Boot -> Dual Boot

Hi

My trusty old (backup system) T510 is currently triple booting BL, Mint18, W10 all from a single HD.

I wanna keep only BL of course plus W10. How do i have to "remove" Mint18 safely?
Any help is highly appreciated.

The current scheme as per gparted is:

/dev/sda1 - ntfs - 500MB - boot
/dev/sda2 - ntfs - 564GB
/dev/sda4 - extended - 359GB
/dev/sda6 - ext4 - 293GB
/dev/sda5 - ext4 - 65GB
/dev/sda3 - linux-swap - 8GB

/dev/sda6 => BL
/dev/sda5 => Mint18

Thx.

Last edited by nederpils (2017-09-16 15:15:12)

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#2 2016-12-17 16:13:02

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [Solved] Triple Boot -> Dual Boot

Boot up the BunsenLabs ISO image & select the "live session" then delete /dev/sda5 with gparted, that should do it smile

This would only cause problems if you are using the Mint bootloader -- is this the case?

As you appear to have a non-UEFI system then you can simply re-install the GRUB bootloader from BunsenLabs:

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Make sure that you do this *before* deleting the Mint partition and then reboot into BL and update the GRUB configuration again afterwards:

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Be sure to fully backup your systems before trying any of this.


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#3 2017-09-16 15:14:45

nederpils
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Re: [Solved] Triple Boot -> Dual Boot

That did the trick - solved. Thank you!

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#4 2017-09-16 15:48:37

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Re: [Solved] Triple Boot -> Dual Boot

You're welcome, thanks for reporting back.


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