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Support => Peppermint => Topic started by: Osmond on November 09, 2018, 04:01:13 pm

Title: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 09, 2018, 04:01:13 pm
Asus UX301 Peppermint 7.

I am in the process of replacing Peppermint 7 with 9. Using 128GB USB stick. I think I have 9 on the stick but cannot proceed further. Have used  Direct download then "Disc Image Writer (Default)" which just gets me back to Direct Download again. I n other words we go round in a circle. What am I doing wrong?

Incidentally, I thought that there would be the option of removing 7 at the same time as installing 9 but so far there has been no indication of that.

Any suggestions?

Osmond
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 09, 2018, 05:02:51 pm
If you're creating the LiveUSB from within Peppermint 7

a) Download the Peppermint 9 64bit ISO from here:
https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-9-20180621-amd64.iso

b) Insert your USB stick

c) Right-click on the Peppermint-9-20180621-amd64.iso file you downloaded earlier, and select "Make Bootable USB Stick"

d) In the "USB Image Writer" window that just opened, select your USB stick and click the "Write" button.

Once that finishes, reboot the PC from the USB stick.

When you decide to install Peppermint 9 (preferably from the Live session desktop icon), one of the options should be to "Replace Peppermint - Wipe the drive and install Peppermint"
(be aware this will do EXACTLY as it says and wipe the drive, so make sure you've copied off any files you need to keep FIRST)
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 11, 2018, 08:56:38 am
Thanks Mark for your help. I have to get a new USB 128GB stick which will take a day or two and then I'll get started.

Osmond
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 11, 2018, 01:04:58 pm
Okay my mate, any problems give me a shout.
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 22, 2018, 12:53:42 pm
After a considerable struggle I seem to have Peppermint9 on USB stick and in the "My Computer" "Devices" window. In the latter there is an instal icon. Do I  click on this?
Osmond
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 22, 2018, 01:21:46 pm
If you boot to the LiveUSB .. and select "Try Peppermint" .. do you end up at a working Peppermint 9 desktop with an icon called "Install Peppermint 9" ON THE DESKTOP ?
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 22, 2018, 03:14:57 pm
Shows partitioning but no "Try Peppermint"
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 22, 2018, 03:31:54 pm
When you first boot the LiveUSB you should see an option to choose either "Install Peppermint", or "Try Peppermint" .. select TRY PEPPERMINT.

You should then end up at the desktop .. with an "Install Peppermint" icon on it.
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 23, 2018, 11:00:49 am
I have booted and end up with a window full of icons including "install". Clicked on that  and am offered  "mt86plus" and "TRANS.TBL" . The first one of these is an unknown file type and the second "[Read-Only] (Peppermint Nine /medea/robe"
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 23, 2018, 12:34:26 pm
No, you've probably booted into your old version of Peppermint 7, and are now looking at the CONTENTS of the USB stick.

You need to boot into Peppermint 9 running from the USB stick.

You do this by either

a) using the PC's boot device selection screen to choose the USB stick as the boot device
or
b) setting the USB stick as the first boot device in the system BIOS

option "a" is preferable where possible.

Can you post the make/model of your PC and I'll see if I can find out which keyboard shortcut allows you to access the boot device selection screen.
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 23, 2018, 03:20:06 pm
Laptop is ASUS ZenBook UX301.
Selecting "Disks"  from the Menu shows 4.0 GB Thumb Drive and  Volumes : Peppermint   Nine    Partition 1    1.4  GB   ISO 9660 . Partition2 Peppermin... 2.4MB FAT.
From this I assume that Peppermint9 resides on the USB stick.
Opening the Home window and moving down to Devices then  Peppermin...   Click on that and up comes a window headed Peppermint 9 containing a number of icons including  Boot,  Install to name but a few. Click on Boot and up comes  grub and  TRANS.TBL. neither of which means aything to me.

Surely I must have 9 on both the USB stick and the computer.
                           
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 23, 2018, 08:19:56 pm
what's the output from:
Code: [Select]
cat /etc/lsb-release
and
Code: [Select]
uname -a
?



If you shut down your Zenbook, then turn it back on and immediately start tapping the "Esc" key .. do you end up at a boot device selection screen ?
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 24, 2018, 12:00:55 pm
DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=7
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xental
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint 7 Seven"uname
 
Linux robert-UX301 4.4.0-138-generic #164-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 2 17:16:02 UTC 2018
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 24, 2018, 12:52:05 pm
Starting up with ESC produces:     Please select boot device

                                                               ubuntu  (Po: SanDisk SD6SPP1M128G1102)
                                                               UEFI      SanDisk Cruser 7.01                                         {this is the one containing P9}
                                                               Enter Setup
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 24, 2018, 04:31:41 pm
Select "UEFI      SanDisk Cruser 7.01", and hit enter to boot from the USB stick.

then when offered, choose "Try Peppermint", not "Install Peppermint"

Do you end up at a working Peppermint 9 desktop with an "Install Peppermint 9" icon on it ?

If so, just to be sure, does
Code: [Select]
cat /etc/lsb-release
now suggest you're booted into Peppermint 9 ?
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 25, 2018, 05:12:39 pm
Have installed Peppermint9, Shut down and re-started and have:-"Starting up" witha picture of a padlock and space for what? Password?  Have entered the password previously entered during the installation procedure but the answer comes back:-   "cryptsetup failed , bad password or option". Several attempts entering the password and the "Starting up..." bar seems to creep along a little further each time.

Have just repeated password, enter, and now have a large amount of script starting "WARNING: Failed to connect to lumetad. Falling back to device scanning.
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 25, 2018, 06:32:08 pm
I told you not to install yet, and just to tell me if you had a desktop icon.

Reinstall, but this time don't select disk encryption.
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 26, 2018, 10:09:05 am
When setting up Peppermint9 I was asked to create the following:  Security key
                                                                                                 Computer Name
                                                                                                 User Name
                                                                                                 Password

All of which I did. Which of these do I have to enter on start-up?
Sorry-started again. In answer to "cat /etc/lsb-release I have:      DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint
                                                                                                DISTRIB_RELEASE=9
                                                                                                DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic
                                                                                                DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint 9 NINE"
There is an "Install Peppermin 9" icon plus "Menu" with the usual options. Do I install now?
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 26, 2018, 02:47:47 pm
Yes, click the "Install Peppermint" icon on the desktop.

Walk through the installation steps....

When asked, select "Replace Peppermint" (be aware this will wipe the drive, so I hope you've saved any documents you need to an external source FIRST)

If asked, DO NOT select disk encryption.
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on November 30, 2018, 04:11:41 pm
Yes. Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
Post by: Osmond on December 26, 2018, 10:23:01 am
Yes thank you. All's well.

Osmond
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