August 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm #2141850
trying to delete linux partitions
by sesosu-29475563945451057446130031033089 · about 3 years, 3 months ago
Tags: Operating Systems
i recently i installed linux mint dual-booted with windows. linux is performing weird and i want to try to delete it or reinstall it or install another distro. i watched a tutorial on how to remove linux, in the tutorial it showed that i need to delete partitions. i don’t know what are the linux partitions. i have 5 partitions that i dont remember making. if you know how to locate linux partitions it would be amazing
Thanks in advance
oh and im a newbie so sorry if there is not enough info
August 20, 2020 at 11:45 am #2418327
Use the installation media for Mint
by wizard57m · about 3 years, 3 months ago
In reply to trying to delete linux partitions
If it was a USB thumb drive, DVD or whatever, boot with that and there is supposed to be an option to remove Mint. This should also remove the partitions that Mint creates when installed. Try this first, if it works, GREAT, if not, then there are other much more technical methods to use. So let’s try rerunning the installer first.
Note: I do not recommend attempting using Windows to remove Linux partitions unless you know what you are doing.
Follow the guidelines in the installer…failure to do so could leave your machine in an unbootable state!