I’ve been using Linux Mint for several years now. But now I decided to go to Ubuntu as the terms of Ubuntu changed.
So I downloaded “ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso” and installed it. I installed a few programs that I’m fond of.
But now i began optimizing the system itself. And now things slowly began to confuse me. Several places the system told me that my system is Linux Mint 18.3. That’s pretty strange to say the least. I did a format of my partition when I did the install so leftover files from Linux Mint can’t be the issue.
I compared the 2 files from Ubuntu and Linux Mint. They aren’t of the same name and my used iso-file is of the same name that Ubuntu presents.
I did several systemcalls:
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=“Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia”
“head -11 /usr/share/mintsources/rebecca/mintsources.conf”
description=Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca"
I was almost sure that somehow I got the iso of Linux Mint downloaded and installed and I was just about to do a redownload and install everything from scratch…again.
Then I wanted to make sure that the visuals agreed on my discoveries. And on
then desktop of Ubuntu looks just the same as my desktop although my system states that I’m using Linux Mint 18.3.
What’s going on here?
Is Ubuntu 18.3 somehow based on Linux Mint 18.3?
Has the mirrors of Ubuntus downloads been tampered with so some are pointing to Linux Mints servers?
How come the visuals are the same concerning the desktop?
I did all of these discoveries as I somehow noticed that there was a folder named “linuxmint” in “/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/mintSources.py” during my updates. That’s pretty strange, too, if I’m on Ubuntu Bionic.
What’s going on here???
I’ve got my Home-directory on a partition separate from the main system. It shouldn’t have any influenze on the systemfiles on my systempartition. But I though it was worth mentioning that my Home-folder is the only thing I’ve got from my old Linux Mint (with some configuration-files on it).
Oh, by the way: as the iso of Ubuntu 18.04 destroyed my GRUB during installation (several attempts) and as “boot-repair” wasn’t able to fix it I installed the system from an iso of Ubuntu 16.04 and did a distribution-upgrade.