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Old 01-13-2019, 12:41 AM   #1
LillianMartinez
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I have mint 17.1. I'm trying to upgrade to mint 19.
I have downloaded the mint 19. It's in my downloads folder.
What else do I need to do?
 
Old 01-13-2019, 03:01 AM   #2
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I would say the best way is to use the upgrade tool. You will have to go to Mint 17.3, then Mint 18.3, then you can go to 19.

Instructions:
17->18: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316
18->19: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2416

DISCLAIMER: My core competency is web search. I know very little about Mint.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:29 AM   #3
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As far as I'm aware, in Mint it's advisable to go through the full upgrade point release to point release process [17.1 > 17.2 > 17.3 > 18.0 etc] rather than skip.

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=268500

Really the best way is a fresh install. Back up your important documents, transfer your downloaded Mint 19 iso to a USB, boot into the USB and go from there.

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:42 PM   #4
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Whichever method you choose to try, follow Lyander666's suggestion and back up any crucial files to external media, just in case . . . .
 
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:21 PM   #5
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Note that the latest version of Mint is 19.1, not 19.
 
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