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Old 12-09-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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How do I upgrade from Linux Mint 5 to 6RC1?


According to the Linux Mint website, 6 RC1 is considered stable. I'm running Linux Mint 5 and I'd like to upgrade. How can I upgrade without reinstalling?

I'm not new to Linux, I know about using the terminal and stuff. MintUpdate says I'm up-to-date and there's no Distribution Upgrade or anything like that available. Maybe if I switched the "elyssa" lines in sources.list to whatever the equivalent is in RC1? That would cause a truckload of updates to be available, thus upgrading my computer to 6RC1, right?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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I don't know about Linux Mint but I do know this: Make a full backup of your system before you change anything. Make sure that you know how to restore your system from that backup. An external disk drive is a good idea for this.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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I am always amazed at folks who look everywhere but the site which publishes, maintains and distributes the software for information on how to install and upgrade. This site link is the first result of the Google key words "mint linux 6"

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=474
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:24 PM   #4
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I am always amazed at folks who look everywhere but the site which publishes, maintains and distributes the software for information on how to install and upgrade. This site link is the first result of the Google key words "mint linux 6"

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=474
I looked on their website. It says that 6 RC1 is stable but they still need to release the final version, which will include mint4win (Wubi). Your link is how to upgrade to 6 final from 6 RC1. I'm running 5, and I need to upgrade to either RC1 or Final. That is not explained on the website, it seems that I just have to wait for the final version to be released so it'll appear in mintUpdate.

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
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Based upon this Mint Linux Blog entry:

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=430

They will be releasing an upgrade program to take you from 5 to 6. If your system is currently your primary machine or contains information which is indispensable you should wait until the final 6 upgrade path is completed.
 
  


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