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Installing new version of linux?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ivyguy, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. ivyguy

    ivyguy New Member

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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?


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  2. Condobloke

    Condobloke Well-Known Member

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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 ?
     
  3. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
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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.
     
  4. ivyguy

    ivyguy New Member

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    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?????
     
  5. arochester

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    Use a program like Etcher to put it on the USB stick. https://www.balena.io/etcher/
     
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