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Down grading to debian?

Postby specmod0 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:33 pm

How do i upgrade or downgrade to Debian 6? I wanna remove all the stuff linux mint did to this system. I want a pure debian, but want to keep the drivers etc, since debian does not support my wifi card, etc,
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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby mick55 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:45 pm

specmod0 wrote:How do i upgrade or downgrade to Debian 6?


Debian 6 has not yet been released. :wink:

If you want Debian with a modern kernel and wireless support, then download crunchbang statler.

It's very light and fast, and wireless is as simple as it is on Mint Main.

I recommend the xfce version .

http://crunchbanglinux.org/downloads/statler/alpha-02/

The wireless part during the install may appear confusing, just ignore it and configure your
wireless from the GUI after the install has finished.

Although it claims to be an Alpha, it is extremely stable.After all, it is Debian.

You will not be doing an upgrade/downgrade, it will be a clean install.


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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby specmod0 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:48 pm

talking about testing, I want to do this before switching to windows...
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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby mick55 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:06 pm

specmod0 wrote:talking about testing


THEN SAY SO!!! :roll:

I am not a mind reader.

Debian Testing is ALWAYS called Debian Testing.

When Debian 6 is released it will be called Debian Stable.



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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby specmod0 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:07 pm

debian 6 is in testing now..... :roll:
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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby mick55 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:28 pm

specmod0 wrote:debian 6 is in testing now..... :roll:



Man, you just don't get it do you? :roll:

Read the blurb on Debians site. Maybe you'll learn something.

http://www.debian.org/releases/

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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby richyrich on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:40 pm

@mick55, good try, but specmod0 is a troll . . .

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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby mick55 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:55 pm

richyrich wrote: good try, but specmod0 is a troll


Hi Richy

I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt.

I thought maybe he was just confused and needed a little prod in the right direction.

Either intentionally or accidentally, he seems to be intent on making this as hard as possible. :lol:



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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby sgosnell on Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:46 am

I think he's brawnypandora0's sock puppet.
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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby specmod0 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:46 am

I want to change what mint did back to Debian testing :?:

I would like to keep all my software without doing a clean install.
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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby TBABill on Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:12 am

You can't. Download Debian and do a clean install after backing up your files, then reconfigure. Just like you can't downgrade regular Mint to Ubuntu or Ubuntu to Debian, you can't just decide to change to Debian and remove Mint's configurations.
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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby secipolla on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:27 am

Open Synaptic, click the source or origin filter in the left-hand column (I don't know the exact name since my system isn't in English), select the linuxmint repository (actually there are two of them: main and non-free), mark for complete removal whatever you want to purge and click Apply.
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Re: Down grading to debian?

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:55 am

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