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This question is an exact duplicate of:

Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 on Raspberry Pi 3 model B instead of Ubuntu mate? If you have more information please let me know !

marked as duplicate by Aurora0001, Milliways, Steve Robillard, Darth Vader Jun 9 '18 at 13:21

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

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this answer assumes that you have already searched for and found instructions for:

installing Ubuntu 16.04 on Raspberry Pi 3 model B

It also assumes that the problem you are actually trying to solve is to install a different operation system while preserving information on an existing operating system. If this is indeed your situation, I would recommend that you use a new SD card for Ubuntu 16.04 in order to preserve whatever you have on your current Ubuntu Mate installation. Then plug your SD cards into a desktop/laptop to transfer files by hand.

  • So is that a yes or a no.......? This seems like more of a comment then an answer. – Chad G Jun 4 '18 at 15:17
  • The problem seemed to be OP not knowing how to search – OyaMist Jun 4 '18 at 15:44
  • Agreed, and there is a nice comment related to that above, even includes links... 3 hours before your 'answer' – Chad G Jun 4 '18 at 15:46
  • What I didn't like about the preceding comment was that it felt punitive and derogatory to the OP. I was attempting to support the OP in a helpful manner consistent with the forum. I dislike downvotes because they are generally punitive and not productive – OyaMist Jun 4 '18 at 15:48
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    I think it'd be helpful to point the OP in the right direction, but we discourage comments and answers just giving the OP search terms without actually giving an answer. The goal of this site is to be a repository of questions — the Wikipedia of Raspberry Pi, if you will — so answers are expected to stand on their own without just pointing somewhere else. The rationale for this is largely the same as a 'link-only answer'; perhaps you could edit to include the relevant bits in your post. – Aurora0001 Jun 4 '18 at 19:53

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