Installing new version of linux?

ivyguy

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 windows laptop with windows removed and running LinuxLite only. Can I upgrade to Linux mint? If I can, how?
 


Condobloke

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G'day ivyguy, and Welcome to Linux.org

You would go about that in exactly the same way as you did to install Linux lite.

No need to remove linux lite...Linux Mint will wipe it as it installs.

Do you know the specs of your pc/laptop......in particular the amount of ram ?
 

wizardfromoz

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Supports 4GB and ships by default with 2GB (two slots)

G'day all, another Aussie here, and also welcome @ivyguy :)

4GB will run any Linux, 2GB reduces the choices, but not drastically.

The Mobile Intel GM965 Express supports 64-bit.

When you come back with the RAM figures, can you give Brian (@Condobloke ) the Terminal output for

Code:
ls /sys/firmware/efi
If there is nil output, you are on MBR/CSM/Legacy. If there are folders and files, you are on UEFI, but I doubt it, given the age of the rig.

Cheers, I'll look in next day or so

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
BTW - since you are using Linux Lite (is it 3.8, or v4.x series), I know you are running under MBR, just want to check capability.
 

ivyguy

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G'day ivyguy, and Welcome to Linux.org

You would go about that in exactly the same way as you did to install Linux lite.

No need to remove linux lite...Linux Mint will wipe it as it installs.

Do you know the specs of your pc/laptop......in particular the amount of ram ?
I am running Linux Lite 3.8.
My processor is a Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73 GHz 800.00MHz
2052336 kB memory
Do I just download Linux Mint to a flash drive and then install it on my laptop? That is what I did with Linux Lite but I needed Windows to do it?????
 

poorguy

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