Ubuntu :: Boot From Small Live CD Like Partedmagic / Delete Partition
Dec 25, 2010
I've read this thread: linuxforums.org/forum/ubuntu-linux/114705-want-remove-linux-mint.html.Can I follow the procedure that daark.child has outlined?
1. Boot from a small live CD like partedmagic and delete Linux partition.
2. Free space into NTFS with the same small live CD.
3. Remove GRUB by booting from supergrub disk and choosing the option to remove GRUB.
I don't have my Windows Installation CD with me, so can I remove Linux Mint just by following these steps?
It appears that the default boot partition is too small for F12 preupgrade:[URL].. Did anyone try to see if enough space is freed by following these steps? : http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PreUpg...ace_in_.2Fboot
Namely, 1. Leave only 1 kernel 2. tune2fs -r 0 /dev/xxx 3. remove /boot/efi and splash.xpm.gz
"preupgrade now requires at least 167MB" means more space could be needed, and I'm unclear if the above is sufficient.
I just fresh installed openSuse 11.3. Am trying to install Hupervisor and Tools but during the install I get the message that xen itself can't be installed while it needs 20MB space.My boot partition is already maxed. At least that is what the partitioner is telling me that 70MB is the maximum setting.
I'm running 9.10 off of a 4 GiB CF card. I keep running into space issues with updates, so I purchased an 8 GiB replacement card. I've cloned the 4 GiB card to a .IMG file using DD.I've then copied the 4 GiB image back to the 8 GiB card using the Ubuntu startup disk creator program. Once done, I'm able to properly boot off of the new 8 GiB clone.Unfortunately, the clone ends up with 3.67 GiB of unallocated space at the end *see attached). I tried deleting the "extended" partition that the swap is located at after booting from a Live CD and the system was unable to boot after this. I was thinking that I would delete the swap entirely and create a swap file after I merged the existing partitions, but I was unable to do this.
best way to do this (e.g. get one large 8 GiB partition with my old image on it)? I still have the original untouched 4 GiB card and also have an external CF drive if I need to redo the cloning. I've also used Clonezilla before, so perhaps there's a way to do this that allow me to grow the image as it's being cloned.
My laptop can't boot from cdrom becouse it is broken and it can't boot from USB becouse it has never been able. Ubuntu 8.10 now run in my laptop withgrub 1.I've just try the following trick.1) I put grub4dos in /boot2) I put iso image in /boot3) I add the follwing entrt in source.list
Code: # =========== GRUB4GOS =================================== title == Use grub4dos for the following entries: ==
how would i go about deleting my old kernel?i have my ubuntu machine partitioned the way gentoo would partition a drive with a seperate boot directory. my boot directory is only 200 megs so i can probably fit 4 kernels max into it and need to eject the old ones.
Just delete a linux partition and now when i boot a message appears and says error: unknown filesystem grub rescue >
I have search on the net for this problem and i have understand it a little. But my situation is a bit different and because i don't want to format my hard disc i wanna try to fix it. So before a couple months i download ubuntu 9.10 and i installed it a month later. But my computer used to crash all the time and i couldnt use it. So i download the latest ubuntu 10.4 and install it while having windows xp and the old ubuntu 9.10(so i had windows xp, ubuntu 9.10 and ubuntu 10.4 partitions). Now i tried to delete the partition of ubuntu 9.10 from disc utility. so i have the message i wrote above when i boot. I dont wanna delete my windows xp and ubuntu 10.4. what should i do to stop this message from appearing.
I have a netbook that dual-boots Win XP and Ubuntu 10.04 and accidentally hit the Win recovery mode in GRUB today, but quickly restarted without formatting or proceeding with any recovery. But upon reboot I just see: error: no such partition. grub rescue>
What I have tried so far: Boot to USB Live Disk... It won't, just goes straight to grub rescue.I do ls and it gives me (hd0) (hd0,4) (hd0,3) (hd0,2) (hd0,1) (fd0) error: fd0 cannot get C/H/S values.
set gives me prefix=(hd0,5)/boot/grub root=hd0,5
but if I try to boot it says unknown command so I figured I needed to find the right partition to boot from but I went through all of them with ls (hd0,4)/boot, ls (hd0,3)/boot etc. and every partition comes back "unknown filesystem".
Well Fedora 14 sees my Emu soundcard right out of the gate with the live cd! I have windows 7 installed right now. I would like to install Fedora 14 from the live cd to have a duel boot setup. What I am trying to do is just give Fedora 60GB of the drive and keep the rest for Winows. How can I go about this with the live cd. I am sure it's been covered to death but I couldn't really find it.
But I can't install it on my netbook. I tried to create a usb stick with unetbootin from PartedMagic 5.6 and Sabayon but the install process crash near the end. Testing the disk I obtain the result that there is a file error. I tried to download again, but I have the same error. I create the startup usb stick with the Ubuntu utility, but at boot time it say "Unknown keyword in configuration file". I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Mini Ui 3520.
I wanted to delete the Snow Leopard partition and format the Swap Disk partition to something else. exFat was causing major file size bloat on small files. QT sdk bloated to like 11 gigs or something ridiculous like that. Anyways, I loaded up an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS live cd and gparted then deleted the Snow Leopard partition. Gparted said "Mission Accomplished" and tried to rescan the drive, but never found it. At this point I restarted the computer, a dell laptop, which didn't boot with an unable to find a bootable device error. The ubuntu live cd doesn't see the drive anymore. gparted scans for drives indefinitely and fdisk -l has no output.
3 partitions (in order): Windows 7, CentOS and shared data partition.
I need to increase the size of the Windows 7 partition (c:windowswinsxs seems to be something not easily remedied).
GParted didn't work in moving things around (bad sector) so I wiped out its partition (# 2 out of 3) and I was able to increase the size of the Windows 7 partition (I can reinstall CentOS easily and not much work lost).
Except ... no more grub menu (unsurprising). This incantation does allow me to boot into Windows 7.
Is there any way of rebuilding the grub menu short of reinstalling CentOS (5.5)?
I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).
I want to wipe out my Windows partition and reinstall due to sluggishness. I plan to use Windows instructions as if it was on a hard drive by itself. Will this affect the multi-boot capability or the Linux partition in any way? Would it be easier to reformat and partition the entire hard drive and re-install both OSes? I use OpenSuse 11.2 and Windows XP.
i am running ubuntu 10.10 and windows7 on a asus eee 1015. currently i have two partitions: 80GB for windows (NTFS) and 160Gb for Ubuntu (ext4).
I want to:
- shrink the windows partition (easy, no worries);
- Shrink the ubuntu partition
- join the space thus created in a third partition that i can use for storage, media etc accessible by both windows and ubuntu
- i could not manage to get gparted live to run off USB stick (i get the unable to find medium.... error)
- even if i would get gparted to work and i succeed in shrinking the ubuntu partition as well, the two spaces reclaimed will be divided by the ubuntu partition, which means they cannot be joined in a third partition.
so here is what i want to do:
- shrink windows and create a new partition;
- format this new partition as ext4;
- somehow "clone" the data on my current ubuntu root into the new partition;
- format the current root as NTFS and use it as the storage partition
i am aware this may mean i would have to re-set grub etc but would the cloning of the partition be possible? that i would need to clone data from a 160G partition into a 40G partition.
BY THE WAY - forgot to mention that i have tried to load clonezilla off an USB drive and i get the same error: "unable to find medium..."
I'm setting up (have set up) Ubuntu after installing W7, everything working great - then realized that I have made the W7 partition too small. Nothing new installed yet, is it possible now to resize/enlarge that partition, without re-installing?
I want to install Linux Mint 11 (just came out) to a USB drive. My USB drive is 34 gb. So I want to put a 1-2 gb partition on it and install mint just to that. Is that possible? I am a noob so I want to use [URL] but the screenshots don't show an option for a partition or state any extra steps that might be involved in doing this (there's a tutorial for doing this for one of the Ubuntus using fdisk, but I don't have any linux installs right now).
I have a mini-ITX based system with a 256Mb Flash Drive and 256Mb of RAM.
I aim to use it for the following applications: Samba Server Cups Rsync Basic Web Server File based Wiki (perhaps Dokuwiki) Package Management (to easily add other software as required)
I don't need any X based software or Desktop.
I was hoping to create a Debian Live distribution and run the whole operating system either from a Read Only file system or from RAM.
However (after connecting a standard HDD) and installing basic Debian along with the packages I require (and their dependencies) the filesystem is already over 1Gb in size.
Is there any way this can be reduced drastically in size? Is Debian Live the best way of achieving what I want? Something like Puppy Linux is much smaller in size but I don't want something with such an emphasis on having a Desktop environment which I don't need.
I am trying to actually wipe my entire hard drive and figured it may just be easiest to format the hard drive and deleting the partitions. So when I go to System => Administration => Disk Utility => Select the Hard Drive => Click Delete Partition => And I get the error shown in my screenshots. What would be my best way to delete this partition and remove ubuntu completely for the time being. And yes I am using the latest RC. 10.04. However I don't suspect this is a bug.
A few months ago I decided to install ubuntu as a separate partition on my laptop which already had Windows 7. I am finally ready to remove it because I need the extra hard drive space.So: I have downloaded G-Parted and boot from the disk. When i select all the default settings, I am getting a "fatal server error no screens". Anyone have any ideas what to do? Ideally I want to remove the unbuntu partition and give Windows 7 all the HD space.
i need to get rid of Ubuntu from my laptop but will be putting it back on my main computer. I've followed guides and it showed that you go into computer management and right click on the Ubuntu partition and delete it, but i can't do this. This is what my screen looks like -
When i right click the first partition, all it comes up with is 'Help' and not delete.
I am having trouble accessing my computer after abruptly shutting it down because it was booting off of a live CD and I just wanted it to boot of the HDD. When I try to boot up from the normal HDD I used to get a lot of errors about /dev/sda being not found, and then it went to an (initramfs) prompt, from which I could do pretty much nothing. I booted into a live CD, and basically I didn't need any of my data so I wanted to just get rid of the problem partition and reinstall. I attempted to delete the partition, but that didn't work, saying something about /dev/sda being busy (even though I had booted from a live CD and had not mounted the partition).
Anyhow, now when I try to boot from the HDD I get: "Error: no such partition. grub rescue>"
Basically what I'm trying to do is just get rid of this partition and reinstall, but I keep getting errors about it being busy and not being able to delete the partition. Is there someone with a way to allow me to just blast this partition and reinstall? I've got a windows 7 partition on the same HDD and I'd really like to leave that one alone, but the ext4 and swap partition can just go.
I try to make a small AVR-Board boot a Linux from my Lenovo laptop, which is configured as NFS server (running nfs-kernel-server). Everything is configured correctly and it should work, but it doesn't.I just installed another laptop (from ASUS) with the same configuration (OS, tools, settings) and there it works immediately.
So I wondered, what's going on on eth0 ? I checked with Wireshark and here are the things I found out.On both laptops, the following paket arrives:
I have Ubuntu 10.04 x64 installed and i've mounted both NTFS partitions. The first contains my Windows partition (with Windows 7 on it) and the second contains my backup partition. They are two seperate hardisks.Now, i'm trying to delete files on my Windows partition, but the ability to 'Cut' is greyed out and there's no 'delete' option at all.This only occurs on my Windows partition, but my Backup partition can execute and option; whether delete, cut etc.I assume this is either a settings in Ubuntu or something about Windows that prevents alternate O/S's from messing around with it.So how can I go about enabling the feature to delete from my Windows partition? The idea is to erase all Windows related stuff so I can reinstall Windows.