Now I have a few questions before I begin. I have my home partition separate from my root partition. Can I just leave /home intact an format only root? That could save me some time.
If I cannot leave /home intact and must format both, then I will need to restore from my backup after the installation of 13. When I do that, it will also copy over all of the old dot-files -- will that create problems due to compatibility changes?
I have made several tweaks, such as editing the rtchibernate script in order to have my laptop suspend for two hours and then automatically hibernate to conserve battery. Is there any way o carry that over to 13, because I cannot remember exactly what I did Also did something similar with my touch-pad.
Lastly, I have added some PPA's to my sources because I need the latest cinlerra and vlc to always be installed. Can I keep those, or will they need to be changed or updated on the new system?
bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/2492/tasks: No such file or directory
bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/2492/notify_on_release: No such file or directory
would be my guess but I'm curious. When you installed, weren't you asked where you wanted GRUB? And do you have grub.cfg in /boot/grub?
You can pin packages so Synaptic will ignore them. I know how to do that with my other distro I have installed. Not 100% sure with Mint, especially with a package installed from outside the repos. Try searching for: pin packages in mint kde
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
Now to answer your question. I found that it is very easy to pin packages using Synaptic. Just select the package and ten from the menu select Package -> Lock Version.
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