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How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install? (SOLVED)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:07 pm
by tgwilt
Recently bought a used computer in very good shape. It had Windows 20 on it, so naturally, I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon. I have burned the version 18.3 iso file to a DVD and installed. Everything worked well, but inxi -F shows that versin 19 is installed. No upgrades were done other than those suggested by the update manager. This does not show version 19 beta, but version 19.

Any ideas how this happened?

Here is the output of inxi -F

<System: Host: Compaq-dc7900 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form FactSystem: Host: Compaq-dc7900 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor>

Any advice is appareciated,

Tom Gwilt

Re: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:17 pm
by turtlebay
I am slightly confused, there is no such thing as Windows 20. Did you mean Windows 10?

Re: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
by karlchen
Hi, Tom.

Boot the live DVD once more and check the output of inxi -Sxx I'll eat my hat in case inxi will not report that the DVD is Mint 19.
If you had really installed Mint 18.3 on your harddisk, nothing would have turned this into Mint 19 automatically.

HTH,
Karl

Re: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:28 pm
by tgwilt
turtlebay wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:17 pm
I am slightly confused, there is no such thing as Windows 20. Did you mean Windows 10?
I meant Windows 10. I underwent a traumatic brain injury 4 years ago, and sometimes my fingers and brain disconnect, Sorry for the confusion. It wouldn't matter which version of windows was there, I'm not using it.

Re: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:30 pm
by kc1di
I'm with karl on this one you must have downloaded the beta version of 19 by mistake but since you already have in in there just use it and see how it goes , It' been very stable here.
post the output of inxi here also.

Re: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm
by JerryF
tgwilt wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Recently bought a used computer in very good shape. It had Windows 20 on it, so naturally, I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon. I have burned the version 18.3 iso file to a DVD and installed. Everything worked well, but inxi -F shows that versin 19 is installed. No upgrades were done other than those suggested by the update manager. This does not show version 19 beta, but version 19.

Any ideas how this happened?
...

I underwent a traumatic brain injury 4 years ago, and sometimes my fingers and brain disconnect, ...
Trust me---it's easy to get confused, even without injury to the brain as you have.

I don't think 19 Beta shows up as beta in the inxi command, just 19.

Re: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install? (SOLVED)

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:33 am
by Pierre
that it does - - there's not much, to actually state that it's still in Beta . .
- if it seems to be working okay - then just leave it alone.