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Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« 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?

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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #1 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)
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 05:08:30 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 01:04:58 pm »
Okay my mate, any problems give me a shout.
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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #4 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?
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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #5 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 ?
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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 03:14:57 pm »
Shows partitioning but no "Try Peppermint"

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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #8 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"

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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #10 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.
                           

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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #11 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 ?
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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #13 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

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Re: Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9
« Reply #14 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 ?
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