"We're All Doomed"

Lazarus

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Elsewhere, I mentioned I have just done a full-disc clean install of Crunchbang on SWMBO's Laptop.

As I had also got the original Crunchbang running in Dual Boot with Win 7 on my Netbook and have since added Mint too, I decided I'd get rid of Crunchbang on the Netbook and just leave Win 7 and Mint.

So I removed the Crunchbang Partition from the Disk (sic) Utility in Mint and that was fine until I rebooted and Grub adamantly refusing to acknowledge any Operating System at all.

I discovered on the Interweb thingy some nice USB Bootable Tools which got me up and running in no time.

Emboldened by my apparent genius, I now want to acquire the free space left by the demise of Crunchbang and also to pinch a bit of my Windows Partition.

So I've got a Live GParted USB Stick and am about to attempt the deed.

I may be gone some time!





(If I do bu**er it up, all is Backed Up and I'm happy to do a full-disc clean install of Mint. Although I'd prefer to retain Windows if possible - just in case)
 

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Hmm.

Successfully shrank Windows but extending Mint seemed to produce an error.

Anyway, reboot from Hard Drive and Windows bombs part way through booting, yet Mint is fine >> And the Disc Utility shows the Partitions are now as I wanted.

So at least my Netbook is still running!

If I cannot easily get Windows to Boot (I'll try repairing Grub), then the clean install is on the cards.

I don't need Windows any more, but it's such a wrench getting rid of it!
 

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If you want to spend time tinkering with computers, create a Hackintosh :) Been running mine for months now after booting Windows (pun intended). Also with a small-ish SSD drive, everything is lightning fast on my 4 year old PC. You do need an Intel processor though at the minimum (no AMD) else it won't run at all.
 
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