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remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« on: April 21, 2018, 09:57:02 am »
Hi Mark,
I have an Acer Aspire 5732Z that dual boots Windows 10 and Peppermint 8. I want to remove the Peppermint 8 and leave the Win 10 setup for my grandson.
Is there an easy way to remove Peppermint 8 ??

Don W
EDIT This is very cheeky I think as it is really a Windows problem ??
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Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
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Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 12:04:35 pm »
Is it a UEFI system ?

If you boot into Peppermint, what's the output from:
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efibootmgr -v
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 05:46:34 pm »
Hi Mark,
It says "The program 'efibootmgr' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing sudo apt install efibootmgr"
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

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Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 05:56:06 pm »
Okay does running:
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[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
return UEFI or BIOS ?

If UEFI, install efibootmgr:
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sudo apt-get install efibootmgr
and post the output from
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efibootmgr -v
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

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Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 10:56:00 am »
Hi Mark,
It returns BIOS
don@ldwatson ~ $ [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
BIOS
don@ldwatson ~ $

EDIT and
don@ldwatson ~ $ efibootmgr -v
The program 'efibootmgr' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install efibootmgr
don@ldwatson ~ $
Does this help ?

« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 03:29:41 pm by donwatson »
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

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Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 01:43:15 pm »
Okay it appears to have been installed in legacy BIOS mode which makes things more difficult.

If you remove Linux now, you'll not be able to boot Windows unless you reinstall the Windows bootloader.

Do you have a Windows installation disk ? .. and if not, is Win10 32bit or 64bit ?
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 04:25:49 pm »
Hi Mark,
The windows spec. is "Windows 10 Home, Version 1709, OS Build 16299.371.
It was installed by up dating  (free) from Win 7.
I can leave it alone if this is going to cause a problem.
EDIT No, there is no installation disc. I have the 'Version number and the OS Build number" for the windows installation. ??
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 04:29:12 pm by donwatson »
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

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Re: remove the dual boot Win10 and Peppermint 8
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 07:56:51 pm »
On the odd occasion that I`ve lost the ability to boot, I use "boot repair disc" and so far it`s worked a treat.

https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/

https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/

If it`s any help.

 


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