Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 11/27/2012
This tutorial shows how you can upgrade from Linux Mint 13 (Maya) to Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with apt. Please note that this is not the recommended way, and it might break your system, however, for me it worked fine.
I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!
1 Preliminary NoteAs mentioned before, this is not the recommended way of upgrading and might break your system, so make sure you have backups and can revert to your previous system if things go wrong (for example, if you use btrfs, you can use apt-btrfs-snapshot to create a snapshot and roll back to the working version if things go wrong).
The recommended way of doing an upgrade is described here: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2
2 Doing The UpgradeOpen a terminal (Accessories > Terminal)...
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.listThis is how the file looks for Linux Mint 13:
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import
sudo apt-get update... and do the distribution upgrade:
sudo apt-get dist-upgradeThere will be configuration files that have changed between the distributions, and apt will ask you if you want to keep the old file or go with the new one. I always type in Y to accept the new file. This is no problem as the old configuration file will be saved in the same directory with the appendix .dpkg-old, so if your customizations get overwritten, you can port them back to the new file.
Afterwards make sure all packages are up-to-date...
sudo apt-get upgrade... and then reboot:
sudo rebootThat's it! Now when the system boots again, click on the Session icon on the login screen...
Last session or Run Xclient script because this will give you a black screen after login, while the Cinnamon and GNOME options work fine:
- Linux Mint: http://www.linuxmint.com/
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