Ubuntu – Replace Mint with Ubuntu in dual booting system

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I am already dual booting windows 10 with Linux Mint, and I am trying to replace Mint with Ubuntu. I have already created a bootable usb for Ubuntu.

When I try to install Ubuntu, I don't see any option to install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Rather, I see "install Ubuntu alongside Linux Mint". I didn't find any option to keep my windows 10. How can I replace Mint with Ubuntu in this dual boot system? Mint is installed on an ext4 partition and I have a Linux swap partition.

Best Answer

If you want to use the Mint partitions (this will ERASE Mint), in the screen that you described in your question you have to select the option "Something Else", then:

  • Select the ext4 partition
  • Set the mount point to /
  • Flag the format the partition option

If my memory assist me good enough the swap area is auto-detected.

In the something else screen you have a mini-gParted during the installation, so pay attention on what you're doing.

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