By mistake I loaded 2 instances of Ubuntu netbook, how do I remove one?

Asked by Maurice Dubois on 2010-07-09

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition and Ubuntu 10.4 in my netbook. The touchpad quit working on Ubuntu; tried to fix out of the memory stick but ended up installing another instance of Ubuntu. How do I remove the older one?

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arjun (arjunak01) said : #1

you can format the partition in which it was installed, use gprated to format it

arjun (arjunak01) said : #2

but before you format boot into the ubuntu that you want and then open a terminal ( applications > accessories > terminal) and type the following into it:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub

Maurice Dubois (housingwiz) said : #3

Thanks, Arjun, I'll try it and post the results.

On Jul 8, 2010 11:17pm, arjun <email address hidden> wrote:
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> but before you format boot into the ubuntu that you want and then open a
> terminal ( applications > accessories > terminal) and type the following
> into it:

> sudo grub-install /dev/sda

> sudo update-grub

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Maurice Dubois (housingwiz) said : #4

In the terminal, when I typed sudo grub-install/dev/sda, I got:
sudo: grub-install/dev/sda: command not found

Vu Do Quynh (vu-do-quynh) said : #5

Hi,

You need a blank space between the command "grub-install" and the argument "/dev/sda"

Just copy paste in your terminal the command as typed by arjun.

sudo grub-install /dev/sda

sudo update-grub

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