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Old 10-17-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
Linus4mee
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Linux upgrade from 13 to 17


Good day,

I am currently using Linux Mint 13 (mate 32 bit). This version is LTS.

Linux Mint 17-mate 32 is the new version. Is there any advise on upgrading. I'm wondering is there are any issues at this time people are experiencing?
 
Old 10-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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You should post distro specific questions to the relevant forum which in your case is:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-mint-84

Pleas ask a mod to move this
 
Old 10-17-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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I have moved this post

I consider myself a newbie and posted here. I have moved this post to the Linux mint section.

Sorry to the posting in the wrong section.

Thank you
 
Old 10-17-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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Not a problem we was all new to this once!
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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I would suggest that you NOT make such a jump. Save data off and do clean install would be my suggestion.

Be sure all your needed apps are fully supported.

Make note that many changes happened over that time. You may have to fool with new system but easy enough to test with live media.

Ubuntu and Mint pages offer ways to upgrade. I've never been a fan of upgrades. (if you can't tell by now)

Last edited by jefro; 10-17-2014 at 04:45 PM.
 
Old 10-17-2014, 04:55 PM   #6
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Backup + Format + Install

It's the easiest, cleanest, and often times the fastest (once you take into account all of the errors and crashes that typically happen with a live upgrade) way to upgrade to a new version of the distro. That goes for nearly any distro out there.
 
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:47 AM   #7
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You can upgrade if you like, but Mint 13 still has over 2 years of support remaining (April 2017).

If you do wish to change to Mint 17. Then I would recommend what suicidaleggroll already suggested. Backup your data, format the hard disk and install Mint 17 from a fresh install
 
  


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