[ubuntu-uk] Ending Dual-Boot
smoutpete at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 16:51:28 UTC 2014
Thanks for the information, more thanks for the detailed explanation
@google hope you enjoyed reading this, It had nothing to do with you!
sent from my HTC.
On Mar 10, 2014 4:39 PM, "Daniel Llewellyn" <diddledan at gmail.com> wrote:
> dpkg -l | grep '^i'
> dpkg -l (lowercase L) lists all packages that are installed or otherwise
> known to the system (such as those packages you've removed but not purged).
> To filter the list to just installed packages we pipe the output (that's
> the | character which is shift+\) to grep which checks for lines beginning
> (^) with the letter "i" which is what dpkg -l outputs for installed
> On 9 March 2014 17:34, Peter Smout <smoutpete at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On 09/03/14 17:14, Jim Price wrote:
>> > On 09/03/14 17:04, Nigel Verity wrote:
>> >> Hi
>> >> The big day has arrived. I'm in a position to finish with all
>> >> this dual-boot nonsense and give my Dell laptop entirely over to
>> >> Xubuntu. If I use
>> > GParted
>> >> to delete the 2 partitions used by Windows 7, and then resize the
>> >> Linux partition, it strikes me that Grub might get into a mess.
>> >> I'm sure I could probably modify the Grub setup but is this
>> >> approach more trouble than
>> > it's
>> >> worth? Would I be better off just starting from scratch with a
>> >> fresh Xubuntu install? The reason I'd like to avoid this if
>> >> practical is that it always takes me a couple of days to get
>> >> everything just the way I like it
>> > whenever
>> >> I do a full reinstall.
>> >> Any advice most welcome.
>> > What I do in such circumstances is to make sure I have an Ubuntu
>> > server CD of the appropriate version so that if things don't boot
>> > properly after removing partitions, I can just use it to re-install
>> > GRUB. That's about the only thing which usually goes wrong. In case
>> > anything else goes wrong, make backups and generate a package list,
>> > so at least if you do have to re-install you can just restore your
>> > home directory and re-install all your software easily.
>> For future reference is there a command to list installed packages?
>> the one thing I need to make new installs easy!!
>> Pete S
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>> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> Daniel Llewellyn
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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