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Old 12-05-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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From Ubuntu to Mint...


Hello fellows!

I'd like to give a chance to Mint, what's the easiest way to switch from Oneiric Ocelot (Ubuntu 11.10) to Lisa (Mint 12)? Do I have to download files and burn them on CD/DVD before running them, or is there another way(eg using terminal)?

Many thanks!!
 
Old 12-05-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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Hello,

In my opinion the easiest way is to backup your files and settings, make a list of your installed program (dpkg --get-selections) and perform a clean install of Linux Mint. The differences are too big to try 'migrating' from one to the other. Even an upgrade to a new release within the Ubuntu realm doesn't go without problems, so the procedure I mention is your best and safest bet I believe.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-06-2011, 06:56 AM   #3
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Thnks Eric,

I did write dpkg --get-selections into the terminal. However, the list starts in the "p", I don't understand why... The first one is
powermanga-data install

and the last is

zlib1g install


Is that not weird?

Thanks,
Aurelien
 
Old 12-06-2011, 06:58 AM   #4
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Hello,

Most likely the list is to long to show in your terminal. Redirect it to a file:
Code:
dpkg --get-selections > ~/myselections.txt
will save the complete list in the file myselections.txt in your home directory.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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