Were I to upgrade to XFCE Mint 16, and revert back to 15...?

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Were I to upgrade to XFCE Mint 16, and revert back to 15...?

Postby Dice_for_Death_ on Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:53 am

I have a live disc, burnt and set aside some many months ago. If I were to upgrade to the next available version, and later (for whatever reason) return to my current operational XFCE Mint 15, would I still be able to re-download all of the OS updates? I know they stopped for 15, but I'm referring to anything that was released previously.

Thank you.
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Re: Were I to upgrade to XFCE Mint 16, and revert back to 15

Postby clfarron4 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:35 pm

I don't think you can do a full upgrade to Mint 16 and then revert to Mint 15...
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Re: Were I to upgrade to XFCE Mint 16, and revert back to 15

Postby chiefjim on Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:51 pm

clfarron4 wrote:I don't think you can do a full upgrade to Mint 16 and then revert to Mint 15...


As long as a user has a seperate /home partition it shouldn't matter. Not only have I done this myself with many versions of Mint but also when testing other distros as well.

As always it never hurts to back up your data ahead of time.
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Re: Were I to upgrade to XFCE Mint 16, and revert back to 15

Postby Dice_for_Death_ on Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:39 pm

I appreciate the responses, folks. Thanks.

As a minor aside, if somewhat related, do you believe it's advisable if I were to put off upgrading until, say, a handful of months down the road? Would you, in my place?
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