[SOLVED] Can't install Mint over Manjaro installation, recgnizes EXT 4 as EXT 2

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Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg (born 3 January 2003)
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nakednorman wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:32 am
"Sharon" Thunberg ?

see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50989594
:lol:
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One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg (born 3 January 2003)
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50989594

The Adventures of "Tintin", anyone...lol...lol...DAMIEN
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Well, "Sharon" is kinda cute, but does anyone have an idea of how to make the installer recognize the partition as EXT4 and not ETX2?
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: MINT is PIFSING ME OFF!!!

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Arch_Enemy wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:52 pm
does anyone have an idea of how to make the installer recognize the partition as EXT4 and not ETX2?
There are probably people around who can tell you that, but they may never find this question in a chat thread with a title that gives no indocation that there might be such a question hidden inside. I bet you can think of a solution. :wink:
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Re: Can't install Mint over Manjaro installation, recgnizes EXT 4 as EXT 2

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People aren't helping you because you aren't giving any helpful information. Plus this isn't a help forum really. But I have installed LM19.1 on a dual boot with Manjaro with EXT4. Now it is LM19.3 via upgrade. Originally it was the other way around with making a Manjaro 3rd OS with LMmint and MX Linux then new Manjaro on a third partition. What I mean to say is that it doesn't matter how you cut it up with these. The live media (linux) that you boot from will identify most file systems but can (danger danger)reformat any partition you want including a wrong one via its HD tools.. So something is basically wrong. I suspect it is telling you something true and you have an EXT2 partition. I would boot from your installed OS (Manjaro) and us that to understand your configuration. How about running in Manjaro lsblk and Fdisk -l to help you understand whats what, then use gparted or something to configure unused partition space. Then install the second OS. You should be able to use your live media for the new OS to reformat any partition but be careful not to hit your other OS's or boot.
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Re: Can't install Mint over Manjaro installation, recgnizes EXT 4 as EXT 2

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Arch_Enemy wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:49 am
Believe me, after more than 12 hours, this was NOT what I wanted to see!

Needless to say, at 3:50AM, I am NOT a Happy Camper!
I like your stubbornness!
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I'm thinking the OP should instead¹ at this point find an ADB-to-USB adapter, then get a Datadesk Switchboard, and swap the modules around to make it left-handed.

¹ I'm not suggesting this will in any way help with the Manjaro to Mint situation, but at least it would offer the chance to actually accomplish something.
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Re: Can't install Mint over Manjaro installation, recgnizes EXT 4 as EXT 2

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Undercover Rabbit wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:49 am
Believe me, after more than 12 hours, this was NOT what I wanted to see!

Needless to say, at 3:50AM, I am NOT a Happy Camper!
I like your stubbornness!
3lzyt9.jpg

BWAHAHA! Indeed! That's how I got into the computer field in the first lace!

I managed to finally get it done: I installed a basic Mint 19 over the Manjaro, then took my fully loaded USB stick and installed over that, and it finally saw the 2nd partition correctly.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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