Michael, I don't know how to fix the current problem but I can help you
from getting into these situations in the future.

Backup Backup Backup

Before you start making changes to your OS, you need to make a bare metal
backup.
The easiest way to accomplish this is to clone the OS drive.

After you clone, then if you screw up the Os you can just do a reverse
clone and you are back to where you started.

Also you need to stop doing open heart surgery, for an ingrown toenail. If
you're having issues with darktable, post a question about the problem,
 upgrading the OS seems like overkill.

I've mentioned this before, you should look at running your system in a
virtual machine.

Then before making changes to the system you can take a snapshot, make the
changes and then test them. If things go wrong, you just reboot to the
previous snapshot, if all is fine after a week, you can delete the old
snapshot.

You could also clone the virtual system and do testing in the clone before
updating the original.

Backup Backup Backup

If you had a bare metal backup, you'd be up and running already.

Hope this helps for the future.




On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 8:22 PM Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I forgot to mention that when I load 18.2/18.3 the cdrom icon shows the
> disk I have in and the install icon is also visible.
>
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:22 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> well, I just realized, of course they are not going to be available.... I
>> haven't installed them on the new os. now I just meed to load into the os
>> instead of the live os
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 9:46 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> okay..... if I load the livecd and then load from local disk I can load
>>> my home directory but not with everything. For instance kmymoney is not
>>> available, darktable is not available, Chrome is not available, and others
>>> as well.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 9:06 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have no idea what I  did wrong......
>>>> first..... darktable was messing up so I decided to upgrade Mint to the
>>>> newest version to see if that would fix it.
>>>> I put the disk in and installed it but upon restarting the live disk
>>>> loaded again. Then I tried installing it again but it would load the OS
>>>> from the live disk (I guess) but then when the gui started it would access
>>>> the hard disk drive. I then tried putting a previous version on and this
>>>> time it installed (instead of failing) but when I restart the computer it
>>>> loaded the live disk (which was not in the computer at the time. What in
>>>> the world did I do?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> :-)~MIKE~(-:
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> :-)~MIKE~(-:
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