not updating from Mint11 (katya)

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not updating from Mint11 (katya)

Postby status1 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:06 pm

Since installing Mint 11 (katya) LXDE 32bit over Linpus on my wife's AOO, she's never had an update, even though the green tick tells her she's up to date. I tried updating manually through Update Manager. It initially downloaded lots of updates then gave a huge list of things it couldn't do and ended up updating nothing. I noted a lot of the problems related to not finding the linux mint server so I followed the instructions from the post - viewtopic.php?f=90&t=122213 - "Trouble updating? Solution provided here" by xenopeek and changed to a server in the Netherlands, even though I'm in the UK, but this was the best recommended. Trying again, it downloads but ends with this dialogue - see attachment - and nothing is there for update. The green tick is still there. I'm confused :? Any help appreciated.
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Re: not updating from Mint11 (katya)

Postby GeneC on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:36 pm

Probably because Mint 11 has been obsolete since Oct of last year.
http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php

I'd suggest Mint 13 Maya,... :wink: its supported until =
Long term support release (LTS), supported until April 2017.


http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=18
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Re: not updating from Mint11 (katya)

Postby status1 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:15 pm

Thanks for the reply. Excuse me for being slightly dim but which of those would you recommend? LXDE was recommended for the 32bit AOO but I can't see a LXDE 32bit on the list. Big problem is that all these are on DVD, by the look of the table. The AOO does not have a CD/DVD drive :( .
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Re: not updating from Mint11 (katya)

Postby nunol on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:28 am

Mint doesn't have the official Mint 13 LXDE but Mint 13 XFCE LTS is also light. You can download the ISO file and use a USB pen to install Mint to that netbook. I like to use UNetbootin to prepare the USB pen but there are other ways: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744
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