[SOLVED] How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

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[SOLVED] How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by GuardianAbraxas » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:32 pm

Greetings and Salutations,

Introduction:
I have been getting into Linux a lot lately and love it. My laptop is very old so I thought I'd give it life again by installing a lightweight OS on it.
I have tried many and now have Ubuntu. I heard about LinuxMint and it just seems like the perfect one for me. It has all the things aesthetically and feature wise that I am looking for in an OS. Unfortunately I am having some trouble shifting.

What I Tried:
1. Burned LinuxMint (Cinnamon) onto a 8Gb Flashdrive successfully and tried to boot into it (didn't work).
2. Tried every setting in the BIOS e.g changing boot order, UEFI settings and legacy options (plus their combinations) (didn't work).
3. Watched a lot of guides but couldn't find a step that could help my situation.

Information: (If it helps)
- I used to have Windows 10 on this Lenovo Laptop (runs Lenovo's BIOS).
- I first tried Chromium (please don't hurt me) and some other distros and then ended up on Ubuntu.
- Ubuntu is just booting into it's version of Boot-screen which used to be the step that booted the OS from the USB.
- Each time I've installed an OS, I've cleaned my disk fully so there's no problem there.

Regards,
Abraxas
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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:29 pm

Insert the bootable USB, you should find under Bios a booting section which should give you ability to boot from USB.In my computer under BIOS I have a disks section so I had to manipulate both to boot from USB.
Since your computer is old secure boot under Bios may not be there. Try disabling it if it's found.
Good luck
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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by vansloneker » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:19 pm

Often the BIOS setting for USB priority is ignored. Usually immediately after turning on the PC repeatedly pressing a particular key will show up a boot menu where you can select to boot from the USB. The right key can be found in your manual. For my Lenovo it is F12, so there is a chance it might work on your Lenovo too.
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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by lsemmens » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:01 pm

A specific model of your laptop might help us narrow down your problem, too.
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by GuardianAbraxas » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:33 am

deepakdeshp wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Insert the bootable USB, you should find under Bios a booting section which should give you ability to boot from USB.In my computer under BIOS I have a disks section so I had to manipulate both to boot from USB.
Since your computer is old secure boot under Bios may not be there. Try disabling it if it's found.
Good luck
Thankyou, I will try to do this step.
If it doesn't work, I'll reset BIOS to default and try to change the setting then.

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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by GuardianAbraxas » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:34 am

vansloneker wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Often the BIOS setting for USB priority is ignored. Usually immediately after turning on the PC repeatedly pressing a particular key will show up a boot menu where you can select to boot from the USB. The right key can be found in your manual. For my Lenovo it is F12, so there is a chance it might work on your Lenovo too.
Boot priority for USB is enabled but still isn't working.
I am able to get into BIOS. For me, it is F2.

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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by Moem » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:38 am

GuardianAbraxas wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:34 am
vansloneker wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Often the BIOS setting for USB priority is ignored. (...)
Boot priority for USB is enabled but still isn't working.
I am able to get into BIOS. For me, it is F2.
Setting the boot order in the BIOS (which, as you were told above, and as you noticed in practice, is often ignored) is not the same thing as setting a temporary boot priority in the boot menu. It is probably worth trying to get into that boot menu. Try that F12 that vansloneker suggested.
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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by vansloneker » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:01 am

Often, the boot menu key is also displayed as a message on the screen, immediately after powering on the system, at a bout the same time as the bios message appears.
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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by GuardianAbraxas » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:57 am

Setting the boot order in the BIOS (which, as you were told above, and as you noticed in practice, is often ignored) is not the same thing as setting a temporary boot priority in the boot menu. It is probably worth trying to get into that boot menu. Try that F12 that vansloneker suggested.
Thanks a lot, I will try it.

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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by GuardianAbraxas » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:54 pm

vansloneker wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:01 am
Often, the boot menu key is also displayed as a message on the screen, immediately after powering on the system, at a bout the same time as the bios message appears.
Thanks, it finally worked!
I am now part of LinuxMint. Thankyou for having me.

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Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

Post by vansloneker » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:59 pm

My pleasure and enjoy Linux!
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