mykec wrote:Hello. A first time poster in this forum I am.
I am planning to upgrade from Mint 2.2 to Mint 4.0 sometime within the coming week or so.
Linux Mint is my first experience with debian-based distributions. Over the years while using Red Hat, Mandrake and SuSE I once read that debian-based distros need not be completely reinstalled each time a major upgrade is desired. By merely applying regular updates, old installations can be kept completely up-to-date with the new ones.
Is this really true of debian? And if so, does this apply to Linux Mint as well since it is a debian-based distro?
When I have and insert my Linux Mint 4.0 installation CD, will I be greeted with only an "Install" icon as I was with Mint 2.2? Or will I have an upgrade option too?
That isn't possible. There is too much of a difference in versions. Its not like upgrading Windows or Mac.
I suggest you back everything up and then install Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna.
Use an external hard drive to back it up to make it easier or just burn a dvd with the info (If your computer doesn't have a DVD burner, use an external hard drive).
If you want to wait you can also try the Linux Mint E17 edition.
I mean it! Don't try to upgrade otherwise your computer will either be really slow or won't even boot Linux Mint (I am sure of it).
I was hoping I wouldn't have to because I've heard that complete, fresh re-installs aren't needed with debian.
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