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Old 11-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Question Upgrading from 12 32-bit to 13 64-bit (or maybe 14 rc1)


I have Linux Mint 12 32 bit installed with quite a few apps and desktop environments on it. I'd like to upgrade it to 64 bit because I replaced my Intel Core Duo with a Core 2 Duo, which will support 64 bit processing.

I'm thinking about using bacula to put all my data and apps on another blank hard drive and then doing a clean install with either mate or Cinnamon.

The other desktops such as KDE xfce and lxde are things I can put back on later.

Does bacula work if the versions of Mint are different? I would use Mint 12 to make the backup and then restore it to Mint 13 64-bit. Will bacula allow this?

What about the native Mint backup and restore utility? Has someone else done this first?
 
Old 11-18-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hi,

I'd use the native backup manager in Mint as a personal choice because i've used it before but it won't matter about restoring your files in 13 or 14 RC1, your applications i believe will need to be re-installed as their will be updated versions with the new release.

Steve
 
Old 11-19-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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apps.

My assumption is that you would reinstall the old apps & then run update and you'd get the newer ones that way.

I just wonder if you could get Lxde and kde to work on the newer one.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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On mint 14 its purely just cinammon and mate environments. Kde and Lxde will come soon after its launched
 
Old 11-22-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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That's good to know. Besides, you probably can find generic KDE and the other desktops even if you have to compile it from the source.

I think I may wait for 14 stable to come out.
 
  


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