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Postby surfer57 on Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:14 pm

Hello MINT GURUS, I was attempting to upgrade Celena to Daryna and ended up with Ubuntu 7.10. In other words, my respository is broken and I need your help....Is there anyway to repopulate or populate my sources list to the proper links and upgrade to Daryna? I have several issues as you can imagine.

I suppose the easiest and most prudent fix would be to do a clean install which I can do, but this is on a dual boot setup with XP of which I have not tried to do a clean install while already having a dual boot situation...

I could save my home folder to my jump drive and then download Daryna, burn the ISO to CD and then "clean load" Daryna by overwriting the current 7.10....

I am simply looking for the least non-intrusive fix, or I may just be somewhat lazy today.....

Your thoughts please....

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Postby civint on Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:27 pm

I would suggest a clean install of the sort I just did today,m in fact. Just reinstall it, using the same partition config, only formatting your root partition , so you end up with a reformatted root and swap, but you are left with your home partition as it was before (backing up, obviously). This would be my fix, but I'm no guru, so you may be able to just fix your install without reinstalling :oops:

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Postby acegeezer on Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:03 pm

I would also go with civint's suggestion .. install to the already created linux partitions and overwrite Ubuntu. ie delete those partitions and install Daryna you will then get the dual-boot scenario with mint instead of Ubuntu.
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Postby surfer57 on Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:45 pm

A clean install was placed on a laptop and desktop........ and then on one desktop that had a dual boot.....I completed the following: (taken from desktop notes)
How to upgrade from Celena?
Change your APT sources

Edit the sources.list as root (sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list) to make it look like this:

## -----------------------
## LINUX MINT REPOSITORIES
## -----------------------

## +++ Daryna (Linux Mint 4.0) +++
deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository daryna main upstream import
## deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository daryna community
## deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository daryna backport

## +++ Romeo (Linux Mint Unstable) +++
## deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository romeo daryna

## +++ Source Repositories +++
## deb-src http://www.linuxmint.com/repository daryna main upstream import
## deb-src http://www.linuxmint.com/repository daryna community
## deb-src http://www.linuxmint.com/repository daryna backport
## deb-src http://www.linuxmint.com/repository romeo daryna

## -------------------
## UBUNTU REPOSITORIES
## -------------------

## +++ Gutsy (Ubuntu 7.10) +++
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted universe multiverse

## +++ Backports & Proposed (Ubuntu Unstable) +++
#deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
#deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

## +++ Source Repositories +++
#deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
#deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted universe multiverse
#deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## ------------------
## OTHER REPOSITORIES
## ------------------

## +++ Canonical +++
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner

## +++ Medibuntu +++
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free
Change your APT preferences

Edit/Create the APT preferences file as root (sudo gedit /etc/apt/preferences) to make it look like this:

Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release o=Ubuntu
Pin-Priority: 500
Remove obsolete software

Open a terminal and type the following command:

* apt remove beryl beryl-core beryl-manager beryl-plugins beryl-plugins-data beryl-settings beryl-settings-bindings libberyldecoration0 libberylsettings0 linux-image-2.6.20-15-generic linux-restricted-modules-2.6.20-15-generic mintconfig mintdisk usplash-theme-cassandra usplash-theme-ubuntu usplash-theme-bea usplash-theme-bianca desktop-effects emerald-themes emerald ntfs-config xorg-edit tomboy-mint libemeraldengine0 sunbird-mint

Upgrade your packages

Open a terminal and type the following commands:

* apt update
* apt upgrade
* apt dist-upgrade

Repeat the three commands above until the output says for both upgrade and dist-upgrade that there is nothing to upgrade to.
Install additional software

Open a terminal and type the following command:

* apt install fast-user-switch-applet tracker tracker-search-tool libdeskbar-tracker mintupdate ttf-liberation tomboy displayconfig-gtk lightning-extension libpam-gnome-keyring

Clean up

Edit all .desktop files in /usr/share/desktop/kde (sudo gedit filename) and add the following line at the end of each file:

* OnlyShowIn=KDE;

Edit /usr/share/desktop/gnome-about-me.desktop and /usr/share/applications/gnome-cups-icon.desktop (sudo gedit filename) and add the following line at the end of each file:

* NoDisplay=true

Run the following command: sudo rm -rf /etc/default/cdrecord

Run the following command: sudo rm -rf /etc/default/rscsi

Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist (sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist) and add a line "blacklist ipv6" in the end of the file

Run the following command: sudo mv /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default

Open the GDM configuration tool from the control center and reapply your theme

Edit /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default and go to the end of the file where the variable BACKGROUNDCOLOR is assigned, replace the value with #000000

Edit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf and make sure "Out" (at the beginning of the file) is set to ${HOME}/Documents

Run the following commands:

* gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/metacity/general/num_workspaces 4
* gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/hsize 4
* gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/compiz/plugins/cube/screen0/options/color 000000ff

worked great!

Thanks for the help!
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Postby acegeezer on Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:48 am

That must have taken you twice as long as a 10 minute clean install!
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Re: I am such an ID 10 T

Postby surfer57 on Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:02 am

actually I just left it running all night and this morning it was still setting up....that is if you allow the package maintainer to reconfig everything....so if you do decide to upgrade via changing your repository etc and apt update, upgrade and dist-upgrade (actually I had to sudo apt-get instead of using apt)....when you are asked if you want to use the package maintainer config, be sure and use the default N so that your system will not be up all night loading the new configuration.... :shock: :lol:
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