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How to turn Ubuntu box to Mint

Postby orador on Tue May 13, 2008 4:12 pm

Hello everybody,
I would like to know, what's the best way to turn my Ubuntu installation to Linux Mint. Shall I just add Elyssa repositories to my sources.list or do something more smooth? Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to turn Ubuntu box to Mint

Postby Fred on Tue May 13, 2008 4:26 pm

orador,

Ubuntu and Mint are two different distros. Even though Mint uses Ubuntu repositories and is based on Ubuntu, it is not Ubuntu. It was forked from Ubuntu.

The only way to get a true Mint install is to install Mint. Mint 4 is the current stable release. Mint 5 is in early beta, but isn't considered stable yet.

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Re: How to turn Ubuntu box to Mint

Postby orador on Wed May 14, 2008 3:31 pm

Yeah, I understand that, but basically, Mint differs from Ubuntu in very few details and of course the Mint tools, which are awesome, I think. I guess it's possible to add the repositories and install the Mint packages, so you would in fact have the Mint.
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Re: How to turn Ubuntu box to Mint

Postby Mapleblack on Wed May 14, 2008 3:43 pm

Yup that's possible. I recall adding the Mint Panel to Ubuntu.
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Re: How to turn Ubuntu box to Mint

Postby Zwopper on Wed May 14, 2008 4:04 pm

I really DON'T recommend this, I also did this once, but ultimately it resulted in total chaos! :? :|
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Re: How to turn Ubuntu box to Mint

Postby orador on Wed May 14, 2008 4:14 pm

Well, I think I'll wait for the stable release and then consider switching. In the meantime, I'll install mintUpload, which is the most brialliant mintTool [for me of course], I did that once in Ubuntu Gutsy and it worked perfectly. Thaks to all of you.
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