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Uninstall Linux Mint [SOLVED]

Post by Blake's7 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:58 am

Hi! I redid my computer---completely wiping the hard drive. I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate and Mint. However, I grabbed the wrong copy of Linux Mint---it was 4:40 in the morning. I installed Mint 18 32 bit, but I wanted to install Linux Mint 19 Xfce 64 bit. How can I uninstall the 18 32 bit so I can install the 19 64 bit? Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by sdibaja » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:10 am

Install the new OS in the same partition(s) as the one you wish to replace.
Grub will update and only fine the systems currently on your drive.
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another method: with your live installer running.use Gparted and delete the linux partitions... then run the installer and use that new free space.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by gm10 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:10 am

Just install Mint 19 into the same partition (via the 'Something else' option) and you're good. It should look something like this:
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as explained in the official installation guide: https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by JoeFootball » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:10 am

Blake's7 wrote:How can I uninstall the 18 32 bit so I can install the 19 64 bit?
No uninstall needed. Just install over the existing LM deployment.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by Pierre » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:23 am

that's it - - you Don't Uninstall an Operating System,
- you just OverWrite the Partition where the Old System resides.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by Blake's7 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:45 am

Thanks for the responses. I( tried to install it, but when I got to installation type, I clicked on to highlight /dev/sda4 ext4, then clicked on install, and received a message to define root type from partition table. It had a - in front of message, so I clicked on the minus sign, and that partition got moved to top of table with no operating system defined. What am I supposed to do there? All the other buttons are greyed out.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by rui no onna » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:02 am

Blake's7 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:45 am
Thanks for the responses. I( tried to install it, but when I got to installation type, I clicked on to highlight /dev/sda4 ext4, then clicked on install, and received a message to define root type from partition table. It had a - in front of message, so I clicked on the minus sign, and that partition got moved to top of table with no operating system defined. What am I supposed to do there? All the other buttons are greyed out.
With /dev/sda4 highlighted, you need to click on Change -> use as ext4 journaling file system -> select / as mount point.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by gm10 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:07 am

rui no onna wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:02 am
With /dev/sda4 highlighted, you need to click on Change -> use as ext4 journaling file system -> select / as mount point.
OP: What he said. Just note that it may not be /dev/sda4 in your case. He means the partition your Mint 18 was/is on. Also check the box to format it. See the installation guide that I already linked you.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by Blake's7 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:31 am

Thanks for the responses. It worked like a charm. Thanks.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint

Post by sdibaja » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:47 am

Blake's7 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:31 am
Thanks for the responses. It worked like a charm. Thanks.
congrats!

to assist others with the same question: What method did you use?

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