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New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system(Solved)
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:08:42 pm »
Hi All,
I have an old but very reliable Dell Inspiron 1640 that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with peppermint 6, I have downloaded and burned to disc Peppermint 9 and have run this from the live disc with no problem (64 bit), I would like to replace  initially the Ubuntu 14.04 with the peppermint 9 and when happy this is running well remove the pepermint 6 also.

degsy@degsy-MM061 ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for degsy:

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0001c80a

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   172790376    86394164+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2       172791806   234440703    30824449    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       231317504   234440703     1561600   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6       172791808   225026047    26117120   83  Linux
/dev/sda7       225028096   231315455     3143680   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order
degsy@degsy-MM061 ~ $

Your advice on what is the best way to achieve this would really be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Degsy
« Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 12:26:53 pm by Degsy »

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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 01:12:47 am »
Boot into Peppermint 6, and post the contents of
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gedit /etc/fstab
make 100% sure you post this output from Peppermint 6 .. NOT Ubuntu.
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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 10:00:07 am »
Hi Mark,
as requested output from peppermint 6

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=b5cba5e4-ca3b-4bc2-81c2-cf10fab29851 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=b73c8a18-387e-4f10-a296-4c9363cd4d7c none            swap    sw              0       0

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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 11:25:02 am »
Sorry, I forgot to ask for the output from:
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sudo blkid
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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 11:45:13 am »
Hi Mark,
As requested:
degsy@degsy-MM061 ~ $ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for degsy:
/dev/sda1: UUID="7b933a4f-ce32-4726-b52d-427d2d154956" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="b73c8a18-387e-4f10-a296-4c9363cd4d7c" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda6: UUID="b5cba5e4-ca3b-4bc2-81c2-cf10fab29851" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda7: UUID="dfa63e69-af4f-47ae-883d-8d090067bf29" TYPE="swap"
degsy@degsy-MM061 ~ $
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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 03:24:51 pm »
Have you got an Ubuntu 14.04 or Peppermint 6 LiveDVD/LiveUSB ?

Because the first thing we need to do it make sure GRUB stage one is pointing at grub stage two on Peppermint 6 .. so when we remove Ubuntu, Peppermint 6 is still bootable.

I just want to make sure you're equipped in case this goes wrong.
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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 05:01:37 pm »
Hi Mark,
Have checked and I do have live DVD for both but would trust the Pepppermint 6 ahead of the Ubuntu, I think for some reason they are 32 bit versions, would that matter?
In the worst case scenario, I will ensure that any files I want are fully backed up on an external drive so that if necessary we could always just install Peppermint 9 as a single boot system.

Regards and thanks for your help do far,

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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 07:58:20 pm »
Is the installed Peppermint 6 32bit or 64bit ?
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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 08:13:12 pm »
I have just checked this and the installed peppermint 6 is 32 bit.

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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 11:56:04 pm »
Okay then

Boot to the Peppermint 6 LiveUSB

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence
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sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt
then
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
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sudo chroot /mnt
then
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grub-install /dev/sda
then
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update-grub
then hit Ctrl+D (to exit the chroot environment).

Shut down the PC

Remove the LiveUSB

Boot up the PC (without manually choosing an OS at the GRUB screen)

Did it automatically boot into Peppermint 6 ?
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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 03:25:25 pm »
Hi Mark,

Thanks for your help, carried out the instructions you gave, yes on booting the laptop went automatically into Peppermint 6 without me selecting anything from the Grub screen.


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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 08:55:12 pm »
Okay, boot into the Peppermint 9 LiveUSB/LiveDVD and select "Try Peppermint"

Once at the desktop fire up GParted, and delete these 2 partitions
/dev/sda1
and
/dev/sda7
then apply the changes.

Now do a regular install (from the Install Peppermint icon on the desktop), and it should offer to install Peppermint 9 ALONGSIDE Peppermint 6
(if it doesn't offer this, back out of the installer and let me know)
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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system(Solved)
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 12:25:43 pm »
Hi Mark,
Just to let you know all went well and Peppermint 9 is now installed alongside Peppermint 6 on this trusty old Dell Inspiron.
I will mark the topic as solved, but will no doubt be back with further questions in the near future, in the meantime looking forward to enjoying Peppermint 9 as much as I have Peppermint 6, which has been a trusty servant over the last 4 years or so.
Many, many thanks for your very kind help again,


Regards,

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Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system(Solved)
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2018, 07:56:10 pm »
You're most welcome Degsy :)
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