I am an inexperienced Linux user. I want to install Mint on a computer that currently has Xubuntu. I want to install on my SSD drive, which is a secondary hard drive because of hardware reasons out of my control. My primary hard drive is a regular hard drive on which I keep data. The installer wanted to install Mint on the primary hard drive so I picked the "Something else" option to manually select where to install it and I now have to setup partitions. The issue is that when I installed Xubuntu on my SSD the installation process created a logical partition that occupies the entire disk. And that is blocking me from modifying any partitions on my SSD. Screenshots


My question is how do I get rid of the logical volume so that I can setup partitions for my Mint installation?

  • I don't know specifically about Mint, but most installer allow you to drop in a command line shell, just use it and try @Serge's command. – Archemar Sep 12 '16 at 8:10

NOTE This will make your current installation un-bootable and any data in the volume group inaccessible.

first in a terminal window start

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

then press d (the partition delete command)

then press 3 (the number of partition to delete)

then press w (write changes and exit)

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