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.

  • Do you want to have Mint, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on your system or replace Mint with Ubuntu 15?
    – Alex Lowe
    Dec 3, 2015 at 21:31
  • Just replace mint by ubuntu . Dec 3, 2015 at 21:38
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    All that you have to do is install Ubuntu right over Mint by selecting the partition that Mint is on.
    – Alex Lowe
    Dec 3, 2015 at 21:48

1 Answer 1


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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