Is it normal to take about 2 hours to upgrade?
It took about 20 minutes to install LMDE, but at least 2 hours to later upgrade to UP-7. My initial attempt at upgrading broke my system, so I just reinstalled LMDE and tried to upgrade again. This time I babysat it and it took at least 2 hours. A rolling release has always appealed to me, but now after many years of using the Linux Mint main edition and finally trying a rolling release distro, I don't see the benefit. Also, now my dvd drive does not work and I get no sound from Skype, so I am tempted to just stick with the main edition of Mint.