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Old 02-23-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Linux Mint -> Ubuntu


I have Linux Mint right now, currently downloading the iso for Ubuntu. How do I go about installing it in easiest way?
 
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The same way you did Mint. Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB, and then boot the machine from it. If you want to dual-boot then you would choose whatever option Ubuntu has for installing it alongside another OS, or if you want to replace Mint then just do the standard installation. If you just want to experiment with Ubuntu, then I wouldn't recommend installing it to the drive at all, just boot the CD/DVD/USB in live mode or install it in a VM.
 
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The same way you did Mint. Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB, and then boot the machine from it. If you want to dual-boot then you would choose whatever option Ubuntu has for installing it alongside another OS, or if you want to replace Mint then just do the standard installation. If you just want to experiment with Ubuntu, then I wouldn't recommend installing it to the drive at all, just boot the CD/DVD/USB in live mode or install it in a VM.
I was thinking I could do that way, but I don't know how to burn the iso to my USB with Linux.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 02:20 PM   #4
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Why do you want to install Ubuntu when you already have Linux Mint?

Have a look at some screenshots of the various editions of Ubuntu first.

The Unity version is not universally admired (a bit like Windows 8.1), but you may love it.

Download and burn the .iso image for Ubuntu to a DVD and then boot from the DVD.

Do NOT install Ubuntu at this stage.

Select "Try Ubuntu" and investigate its features.

If you want to install it, instead of Mint then click on "Install".

The Ubuntu 14.04 MATE edition is good but then again it is only marginally different fomr your existing Mint (17.1?).

http://ubuntuportal.com/2014/11/ubun...14-04-lts.html

For a USB installation visit Unetbootin:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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Why do you want to install Ubuntu when you already have Linux Mint?

Have a look at some screenshots of the various editions of Ubuntu first.

The Unity version is not universally admired (a bit like Windows 8.1), but you may love it.

Download and burn the .iso image for Ubuntu to a DVD and then boot from the DVD.

Do NOT install Ubuntu at this stage.

Select "Try Ubuntu" and investigate its features.

If you want to install it, instead of Mint then click on "Install".

The Ubuntu 14.04 MATE edition is good but then again it is only marginally different fomr your existing Mint (17.1?).

http://ubuntuportal.com/2014/11/ubun...14-04-lts.html
I enjoyed Ubuntu 2 years ago when I first tried it, got a new computer and got Windows free from a friend so I tried Mint and i'm not a big fan and i'm more familiar with Ubuntu.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 02:25 PM   #6
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Pyrothegeon,

I use Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on my main desktop PC but I generally recommend Linux Mint 17.1 to Windows refugees since it has the expandable menus which remind them of the old days!
 
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I use Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on my main desktop PC but I generally recommend Linux Mint 17.1 to Windows refugees since it has the expandable menus which remind them of the old days!
I seem to be struggling a lot more with Mint compared to Ubuntu. I'm much better at Windows but I know Linux is very good and I just need to learn how to use it.
 
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I enjoyed Ubuntu 2 years ago when I first tried it, got a new computer and got Windows free from a friend so I tried Mint and i'm not a big fan and i'm more familiar with Ubuntu.
You should try using other desktop environments first, they completely change the look and feel of the desktop without requiring a reinstall or any other drastic changes.
 
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I was thinking I could do that way, but I don't know how to burn the iso to my USB with Linux.
It depends on the ISO, but usually you can just use dd. Just be VERY CAREFUL with dd, as it will happily destroy your OS and all of your data without any complaints if you screw up the arguments.

Assuming your USB drive is /dev/sdb (DON'T RUN THE FOLLOWING COMMAND AS-IS IF YOUR USB DRIVE IS NOT /dev/sdb!!!!), you would just do
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sudo dd if=Ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb
Replacing of course "Ubuntu.iso" with the actual name of your iso file, and /dev/sdb with the actual USB device.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #10
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I'm much better at Windows but I know Linux is very good and I just need to learn how to use it.
You said it.

Just keep at it.

You are on a winner with ANY Linux OS compared to Windows, so just relax, search these LQ forums and elsewhere for further information and add to your knowledge gradually.

We all had to start somewhere!

You don't become a Linux super guru overnight.
 
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You said it.

Just keep at it.

You are on a winner with ANY Linux OS compared to Windows, so just relax, search these LQ forums and elsewhere for further information and add to your knowledge gradually.

We all had to start somewhere!

You don't become a Linux super guru overnight.
I just installed Ubuntu and put it on my SSD and have Mint on my HDD. The adventures begin.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 04:15 PM   #12
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Pyrothegeon,

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I just installed Ubuntu and put it on my SSD and have Mint on my HDD. The adventures begin.
Good for you.

Enjoy the ride!
 
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In that case you better use Debian!

 
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Ubuntu. How do I go about installing it
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