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So i installed ubuntu 17.10 in my USB 3.0 SSD. any during installation i somehow hide the drive where ubuntu was installed. That was not the problem until i started to stop receiving updates. On furthur digging I realise ubuntu 17.10 had the EOL after October 19, 2017. How do i install Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS now that my partition drive is hidden.

  • Ubuntu 17.10 was released in 2017-October (hence 17.10) with nine months of life - it has not reached EOL yet, and won't till after 18.04LTS has been released (which is its default release-upgrade path). Are you sure its 17.10? Did you mean Ubuntu 16.10 ? – guiverc Feb 18 '18 at 6:14
  • I installed ubuntu 17.04, which i later upgraded to 17.10. and i have both unity and gnome environment. so i am pretty sure this is 17.10. – ArsMileYan Feb 18 '18 at 7:00
  • Try lsb_release -a; however if you have 17.10 it still has a number of months of support left (I suggest you check your /etc/apt/sources.list file). FYI: you can have both GNOME & Unity on any Ubuntu version so that doesn't prove anything; by default only a single DEsktop is installed but you can add other DEsktops to your system – guiverc Feb 18 '18 at 7:05
  • No my point is, I am not so smart to be installing two different environment. I am pretty sure installing two environment is pretty technical. Can you tell me how to un-hide my ubuntu installed drive? And can you tell me how to post image in comment. I have some unknown error when trying to update, which i might be useful to solve this problem. – ArsMileYan Feb 18 '18 at 7:23
  • sudo fdisk -l will display partitions. As for 'hidden' partition I'm sorry I somewhat confused as all partitions have a type (just a value), and only some programs 'hide' partitions of specific types, so its more you using a program that is 'hiding' the information from you. – guiverc Feb 18 '18 at 7:32

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