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I have a computer that dual boots Linux Mint, and Ubuntu, I am wondering what the best way would be to remove Linux Mint, then recovering the hard drive space that is resides in so that Ubuntu will be able to access it.

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Could you please show the output of 'sudo fdisk -l' and note which partitions are used with Linux Mint (one root partition and one swap partition, most likely)? – user8290 Dec 2 '11 at 19:50
No I can't as I am work and my computer is at home, I will try to get to it later tonight if I have time. – TheXed Dec 2 '11 at 19:52
It is simple to do via GParted, as long as you understand what you are doing--I assume you do. But if removing the Mint partition disturbs your bootloader, you'll have to reinstall it, etc before you can boot. – jpaugh Dec 2 '11 at 20:10
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Here are steps to claim space from Mint partition.

  1. Login to Ubuntu. Start gparted sudo gparted if not available then install gparted.

  2. Find a Mint partition, Use format to OR delete and create new partition.

  3. If Mint have modified (taken control of) ur boot loader then follow next instructions:

  4. Boot from live USB/CD for Ubuntu (I use same version I have no idea how different version of Ubuntu would work specially 32/64 bit differentiation).

  5. Open Terminal.

  6. If you don't know the drive where Ubuntu is installed use sudo fdisk -l it will list partition. Note down one with root and Boot will be indicated by '*'. Assuming your root (/) partition shows /dev/sdaX.

  7. Execute:

sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt

sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
sudo chroot /mnt
grub-install /dev/sda (NO X here) Assuming you have only one HDD and that is sda

` 8. Once it is installed unmount all

sudo umount /mnt/dev
sudo umount /mnt/proc
sudo umount /mnt

Reboot (Remove USB so you can boot from HDD).

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Great. I'm gonna use that as well. – bioShark Dec 2 '11 at 20:31
sure :) just a note: once I deleted my Ubuntu partition instead of windows cause I was not paying proper attention :P – wisemonkey Dec 2 '11 at 20:35
Happened to me too once, although it was on win. – bioShark Dec 2 '11 at 20:41

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