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Old 07-20-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Mint upgrade, 17.3 to 18


The awaited instructions on how to upgrade from 17.3 to 18 are now
available.
http://www.tecmint.com/upgrade-linux...linux-mint-18/

However, there is an error to watch for when following this tutorial.
Here at step No. 4
"4. Next do a upgrade check by running following command."

Quote:
$ sudo mintupgrade check"
This produces the following argument message.
Quote:
offgridguy@offgridguy-Aspire-M5-481PT ~ $ sudo mintupgrade check
[sudo] password for offgridguy:

Please don't run this command as root or with elevated privileges.
offgridguy@offgridguy-Aspire-M5-481PT ~ $
The correct command would be,
Quote:
mintupgrade check
This will produce the desired results as seen in the tutorial.
 
Old 07-21-2016, 08:29 AM   #2
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offgridguy,

Thanks for that.

The tutorial wording has now been amended.
 
Old 07-21-2016, 08:57 AM   #3
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offgridguy,

Thanks for that.

The tutorial wording has now been amended.
Great.
 
Old 07-25-2016, 01:42 PM   #4
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After repeated attempts, I have been unable to successfully upgrade to 18.
So I have reinstalled my Mint 18 beta version, which is what I am using at the moment
and I will shortly attempt to upgrade the beta version to stable.
 
Old 07-25-2016, 11:14 PM   #5
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I would never attempt the "in place" upgrade from 17.3 to 18. There are just too many substantial differences between those versions.
 
Old 07-26-2016, 12:55 PM   #6
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I would never attempt the "in place" upgrade from 17.3 to 18. There are just too many substantial differences between those versions.
I think you are right, I tried the upgrade because 17.3 has the firmware I need for my
Atheros wifi.
However, totally by accident I did end up with a hybrid install/upgrade.
When I installed the 18 beta version, I switched on my isp AirCard, which connected immediately. After the install I was surprised to see all my bookmarks, wallpaper,apps,
everything in my home folder.
Puzzled, I realized that when I installed 18 beta to the same partition that had 17.3,
I neglected to select the format option.
I now have Mint 18 with all the updates, plus all my stuff from 17.3, including the
firmware for my wifi. I am happy with the result, although it wasn't planned that way.
Chalk up another new experience for me.
Maybe someone with more experience can explain what actually happened?
 
  


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