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Old 05-27-2014, 04:57 PM   #1
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Question How Do I Upgrade Linux Mint 16 (Petra) to 17 (Qiana)


I want to know how to upgrade without having to reinstall mint. There was a way to do it with 15 -> 16, so what about this one?

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Old 05-27-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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Hi... http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2 have fun.
 
Old 05-27-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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There was an easier way with 15 -> 16 via terminal. It upgraded the Ubuntu part of mint and then mint itself with some of these:
Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade ...
 
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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There was an easier way with 15 -> 16 via terminal. It upgraded the Ubuntu part of mint and then mint itself with some of these:
Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade ...
Should work as Mint is Debian based, I'd
Code:
sudo apt-get update && dist-upgrade
 
Old 05-28-2014, 10:10 PM   #5
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I just tried that and it said <code> dist-upgrade: command not found </code>
 
Old 05-28-2014, 10:12 PM   #6
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Hi,

was a typo. Should be
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
However I would recommend doing and apt-get upgrade first. Eg the whole process would be.
Code:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Evo2.
 
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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When I run the sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, it returns that there is nothing to upgrade. I went into the system settings in case the regular upgrade did it, but nothing. I really don't want to copy everything onto an external HDD and re-install Mint.
 
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Not positive on Mint but it is Debian based so /etc/apt/sources.list should have "petra" change it and\or other repository code accordingly to "qiana?" Then try updates etc...
http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/mint_main ?
 
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #9
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How to I add that repository to Linux Mint?
 
Old 05-29-2014, 05:26 PM   #10
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Not sure what the content should be but you must edit as root so
Code:
cd /etc/apt
sudo cp sources.list sources.list.backup
sudo gedit
or 'sudo vi sources.list'

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Old 05-30-2014, 11:24 AM   #11
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That worked (to some extent). When I went into the System Settings -> About System -> "Linux Mint 17 'Qiana'. I thought it worked. Until I restarted the computer. Cinnamon won't load... Soooo, now I have to do what I didn't want to do in the first place. Waste a DVD to burn Linux Mint 17. Copy my files onto an external HDD. And install 17.

Thanks anyway.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 01:15 PM   #12
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re: upgrade from Petra to Qiana

I was looking to do the same. Followed Evo2"s suggestions. Then the link provided by Jamison20000e:http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/mint_main. After running all commands, I re-booted, installed all updates and am now running Qiana! Thanks to all. I'm only semi-computer literate, emphasis on "semi"
 
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:17 AM   #13
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I have to do what I didn't want to do in the first place. Waste a DVD to burn Linux Mint 17. Copy my files onto an external HDD. And install 17.
Can I just say that if you have to go down this road that it may be advisable to re-partition your drive to have three partitions; "/", "/usr", and "/home".

I've recently had to rebuild my system due to a Mobo failure, it was running Ubuntu 10.04 lts. I tried the new 14.04 but had problems and didn't like the Unity desktop. I've now run a fresh install of Mint 17 with the partitions as above, specifying "Don't format" the /home partition.

Absolutely amazing! It picked up all my Firefox bookmarks, Thunderbird worked straight off with all my emails and contacts intact (OK, I did have to pull in the upgrades before it could be selected from the desktop.) I also loaded up KWalletManager and it picked up all the passwords I thought I'd lost. Very impressed!
I'd moved all the .config files in /home/<myname> to a temp folder in /home (well, as many as I could!)

Another benefit of having separate partitions is that if the drive has a head crash and you can't boot from it, in all probability you should be able to mount the /home partition with a Live CD and retrieve your data. The crash is likely to be on a system partition as it's accessed more. (The can't-boot thing would be a hint)

Play Bonny!

 
  


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