I have two inter-related problems on my computer.
My install of 9.10 had a boot failure last week. Looks like a file was deleted or corrupted. I was unable to get it to work. Realising it was a boot issue, I took the CD and installed 9.04 to co-exist with 9.10 on the disc. 9.04 was put into a 2.5 gb ext3 partition. I was able to boot into 9.10 from grub menu selection. 9.04 was now the default in grub menu.
I want to remove/delete/purge 9.04 completely from my system and "clean up" the stuff so that the machine boots straight to 9.10 (no grub menu).
I haven't tried to delete partition yet as I'm uncertain of the possible outcome. I think it might break my boot. Here's my partition table:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 29702 238581283+ 83 Linux /dev/sda2 29703 30401 5614717+ 5 Extended /dev/sda5 30029 30401 2996091 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 29703 30006 2441817 83 Linux /dev/sda7 30007 30028 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris df -Th | grep -v "fs" | sort /dev/sda1 ext3 224G 30G 183G 14% / Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
How are these accomplished in a "safe" manner?
Also wanted to add that this system has been operational for 2+ years now.