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Re: Uninstall duplicate version of linux lite 3.4
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2017, 11:33:48 AM »
 

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Pretty sure that error is referring to the live USB stick you're booting from and can be ignored.  You can also start GParted through main menu (instead of terminal command) by going to Menu -> System -> Partition Drives (or GParted).


Sounds like you're planning to delete all of the partitions within the extended partition /dev/sda4 and start over.  If so, please NOTE from your original pic that the NTFS partition /dev/sda5 shows it's got over 6GB of data on it.  If any that is important, make sure you copy the data somewhere else before you delete that partition.  In Windows, I'm guessing that /dev/sda2 is your "C drive", /dev/sda3 is your "D drive" and /dev/sda5 is either "E drive" or some other letter designation after "D".  So you've got your normal "C drive" and what looks to be two other partitions for data or other things in Windows.  If that's what you want again, make the new NTFS partition first in the extended partition, then leave rest of space unpartitioned/unforumatted.  When you choose the install "Alongside Windows" option, the installer will then use the empty space and make the root and swap partitions for you.
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Re: Uninstall duplicate version of linux lite 3.4
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2017, 11:26:09 PM »
 

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Hello gold_finger, I checked all the Windows drives. As you said, the dev/sda2 has all the Windows data, dev/sda3 has the Windows drivers and dev/sda5 has a Norton backup which I don't need at all. I have backed up my data on a portable drive.
Now would it be safe to boot from  USB and delete the entire dev/sda4? Would it have the new linux installation on it too and delete that? Or is the new Linux installation on dev/sda1 which is showing as  system reserved?
I am really sorry to ask what may seem to you as silly questions, but I feel quite lost and intimidated at the moment by the new system!
 

Re: Uninstall duplicate version of linux lite 3.4
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2017, 02:22:12 AM »
 

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System Reserved partition (/dev/sda1) is a Windows partition -- don't delete that or the other two Windows partitions (/dev/sda2 and sda3).


/dev/sda4 is an "extended" partition containing several "logical" partitions within it -- your two LL installations, an NTFS partition that you said had/has a Norton backup on it, and a Swap partition.  It is not necessary to delete the extended partition itself.  Just delete the logical partitions sda5, 6, 7 and 8.  Currently your latest LL install appears to be on sda8 and the first install on sda6.  The Norton backup partition is in between the two Linux partitions, so if you wanted one large partition for LL you can't combine the two right now because that NTFS partition is in the middle of them.  That's why we're recommending you just delete all 4 of those partitions and start over.


Boot with LL USB and open GParted (Menu -> System -> Partition Drives).


Right-click on the Swap partition and choose "Swapoff".


Right-click on /dev/sda5 and choose "Delete"


Do same for /dev/sda6, 7 and 8.


Click the "Apply" button along top of GParted window to carry out the deletions.


Now you'll have empty space again in the extended /dev/sda4 partition.


If you want to have an NTFS partition for Norton backups again, click the "New" button to make a new partition, choose to format it as NTFS and make it whatever size you want.  Then hit the "Apply" button again to carry out the operation.


At this point you'll have free, unpartitioned space after the NTFS partition (if you re-created that) within the extended partition and the LL installer will automatically use that when you tell it to install "Alongside Windows".  So you can stop with GParted at this point and start the installer.  Both prior installs of LL will be gone and you'll have one fresh new one when done.
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Re: Uninstall duplicate version of linux lite 3.4
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2017, 04:04:17 AM »
 

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Hello! Just to let you know I reinstalled Linuxlite afresh alongside Windows successfully after deleting all those partitions. Thank you ever so much, gold_finger and supergamer!
 


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