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upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:30 am
by sgrad
I have a dual boot laptop with 17.1 cinnamon on it. I went to upgrade to 19.1 mate. I installed it following on screen prompts, but most have done something wrong.
It didn't overwrite 17 but put it along side. So I now have 3 OS's. 17 worked fine, and still does, and had wifi enabled, but I can't get wifi to work in 19?
So 2 questions- how do I enable wi-fi in 19, and remove 17.
thx

Re: upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:39 am
by deepakdeshp
Try gparted to format 17 partition.Make sure that you are formatting the correct partition.
For wi fi try the latest kernel version of 4.19 series using ukuu utility, reboot and test

Re: upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:37 am
by sgrad
thx for ur reply, but I have several questions.
How do I determine which kernal version I have?
2nd if I have no wi-fi ability in 19 how do I get ukuu. Can't find it on computer.
3rd do i boot to 19 to run gparted to format 17 and will it combine it into 19's partition? Or will it be lost space?
Just switching from win 7 to linux so all of this is very new to me.
Thanks again

Re: upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:06 pm
by deepakdeshp
sgrad wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:37 am
thx for ur reply, but I have several questions.
How do I determine which kernal version I have?
2nd if I have no wi-fi ability in 19 how do I get ukuu. Can't find it on computer.
3rd do i boot to 19 to run gparted to format 17 and will it combine it into 19's partition? Or will it be lost space?
Just switching from win 7 to linux so all of this is very new to me.
Thanks again

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uname -r
command gives kernel version.
If you have a wired ethernet connections, you can connect the computer to the router by the LAN cable and install ukuu.
gparted how to https://www.lifewire.com/use-gparted-to ... ve-2205693
You will find many such on the net.
When you format,you can merge it with your 19 provided these 2 are adjecent partitions. Do backup your data before you attempt any partition ops.
If the space isnt adjecent you can use the 17 partition with some mount point like /home where your home directory resides, or any other custom mount points.
Once you are able to know the knacks , Mint will be a rewarding experience .

Re: upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:02 pm
by sgrad
How I determine which partition I want to delete It shows .
Disc 1 c:os primary
Disc 2
D:data 32 gb logical
*: ext4 logical
*: ext4 logical
*: ext4 logical
*: Linux Swap logical
This is a dual boot system, which I also have 17 cinnamon, and 19 mate on.
How can I tell which is 17 & which is 19?
Thx

Re: upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:46 pm
by deepakdeshp
Boot 17 post output of

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 df -m /
.This will indicate 17 partition . Ditto with 19.
Are 17 and 19 installed only in 1 individual partitions?

Re: upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:58 pm
by sgrad
17 is in its own partition.
not sure where code: select
df -m /
is typed?
Linux is all new to me.
Thanks for being patient.

Re: upgrading from 17 to 19 gone wrong

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:06 pm
by deepakdeshp
Open terminal with ctrl alt t to run the code.
To open terminal you can type terminal in menu too. This is another method to open terminal