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[Solved] Reloading Linux Mint OS

Discussion in 'Linux' started by John Stenger, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. John Stenger

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    I have the Linux Mint CD, I originally used to load the OS, but I would like to know if there is a way to reload the HP PC I have it operating on? Would I have to Uninstall the existing OS? or could it just be overwritten?
     
  2. Tony D

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    If you run the Linux install disk, it'll overwrite whatever is on your computer. No need to uninstall anything to prepare for the Linux install.
     
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  3. John Stenger

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    Thanks Tony D, the reason I ask the question is, I Put the LINUX DVD in the CD Rom drawer, and it starts the running sound, but nothing more! shows nothing on screen but the old Operating Systems Linux Mint Logo!
     
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    Can't explain that. It should ask if you want to use it as a Live CD or if you want to install it.

    Make sure the computer is booting from the CD, not the old OS.
     
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    Is there a method to confirm that?
     
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    Boot the machine without the Linux install disk in the tray.
    Then boot it with the Linux Install disk in the tray.
    If your system looks the same, you haven’t booted to the install disk. You’ve booted to the internal drive.
     
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    It Looks to be booting from the Internal Drive!
     
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    You'll have to get into the BIOS to change the boot order so that it boots from the optical drive before booting to the internal drive. Alternately, some computers allow a temporary boot device. If it's a Dell, you can press the F12 at startup to chose a one-time boot device. Watch the screen on your computer for the keys to get into either the Setup or Boot device.
     
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    Hello Tony D, Yes The Icon was there to reload the system, so I went ahead and completed it! plus I re-established a new Username & Password, which was my primary reason for reloading the Linux Mint OS! ...Thanks for your Help!
     
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    Cool! You're in business.
     
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