Replace peppermint7 with peppermint9

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?


If you’re creating the LiveUSB from within Peppermint 7

a) Download the Peppermint 9 64bit ISO from here:

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)

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.


Okay my mate, any problems give me a shout.

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?

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 ?

Shows partitioning but no “Try Peppermint”

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.

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”

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
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.

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.

what’s the output from:

cat /etc/lsb-release


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 ?

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

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

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

cat /etc/lsb-release

now suggest you’re booted into Peppermint 9 ?

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.

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.

When setting up Peppermint9 I was asked to create the following: Security key
Computer Name
User Name

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
There is an “Install Peppermin 9” icon plus “Menu” with the usual options. Do I install now?

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.

Yes. Thank you for your help.