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Ubuntu's good...it's time to remove suse 11....but how?

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by thinkdigit, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. thinkdigit

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    Well...I got to partition the disk and installed XP, Ubuntu as well as Suse. The latter is buggy and I keep getting internal errors. I found it no superior than ubuntu with the little experience that I have. Nonetheless, I want to get rid of it.

    I have three partitions on my 40 GB (~37 GB) hard disk, 28 for XP, 9 for ubuntu, 9 for suse and remaining for swap. After installing suse, there have been changes in boot loader. I had installed XP, ubuntu and Suse...in that order.

    On booting, I get a menu with boot options for suse, ubuntu and windows. If I select ubuntu, i get another menu, three for ubuntu and one for xp.

    Now, I want to "uninstall" suse and merge that 9 GB with partition where ubutu is installed. How can I do that without damaging the boot loader and the ubuntu installation?

    Being a novice, I would welcome a step by step guide..thanks!
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    I'd use Gparted (on Ubuntu) to delete the SuSE partition and then see if I could expand Ubuntus partition to fill the unused space. If that didn't work I'd make a new partition with the blank space and format it with a FAT32 file system to use with both OSes.
     
  3. rob.rice

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    as long as you do not even think about touching the working partitions you can use cfdisk to change the other partitons
    you need to delete the section of your boot loader configuration file for suse and rerun your boot installer ether lilo or grub
     
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