[SOLVED] install mint 19 over 18.1

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[SOLVED] install mint 19 over 18.1

Post by Radioman621 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:11 am

I have a Dell Latitude that came with W10. I shrank the partition an installed Mint Linux 18.1 along side it so it dual boots but defaults to Linux if I don't tell it different at boot time. I tried to install 19.2 over the top of 18 but the installer wants to either use the entire disk or install 19.2 along side W10 and 18.1.
Is there a way around this so I end up with W10 and 19.2?
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Re: install mint 19 over 81.1

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:16 am

Choose something else while installing instead of alongside bc option. Choose the 18.2 partition for the partition to install 19.2. Click the format option for this. Needless to say, backup all your data before attempting this.
Good luck.
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Re: install mint 19 over 18.1 SOLVED

Post by Radioman621 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:38 pm

19.2 has slightly different install software then 19.1 and offered me a choice of erasing 18 and installing 19.2 in it's place

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Re: install mint 19 over 18.1

Post by Moem » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:55 pm

Good job, and thank you for telling us about your solution! 👍
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Re: install mint 19 over 18.1 SOLVED

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:41 pm

Radioman621 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:38 pm
19.2 has slightly different install software then 19.1 and offered me a choice of erasing 18 and installing 19.2 in it's place
Is Win 10 intact?
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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