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i have a problem, i had a dual boot system with windows 7 and ubuntu. I decided to try out linux mint. but after a while I removed it by deleting it´s partition.

When I restarted, the bootloader didn´t work anymore. I reinstalled linux mint so that I could use my pc again. but I really want to remove mint from my system. is there a way to delete mint and still be able to boot in to Ubuntu ?

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  1. First Login in to Ubuntu and use this command in a terminal

    sudo grub-install /dev/sda
  2. Then remove the Linux mint's partition using gparted or disk-utility.

  3. Then use this command to update grub men

    sudo update-grub

Now you should have a system with no Mint and no grub error!

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thanks all good :) – Rens Oct 15 '12 at 20:48

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