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How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Lipathor » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:25 am

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apt install mintupgrade
Can't find such packet 'mintupgrade' :(

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:33 am

Lipathor wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:25 am
Can't find such packet 'mintupgrade' :(
Are you on 18.3?
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Lipathor » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:38 am

Yes
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia"

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:47 am

Run sudo apt update, if you haven't done before and try again. If still not there, you can get it from:
http://packages.linuxmint.com/search.ph ... intupgrade

Pleas read the information posted by clem very carefully. If in doubt, post on a separate thread to get proper support as this one is for "Releases and Announcements".

Good luck!
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Lipathor » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:54 am

Marziano wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:47 am
Run sudo apt update, if you haven't done before and try again.
I did, it seems it's not available on my mirror yet.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:00 am

Lipathor wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:54 am
I did, it seems it's not available on my mirror yet.
Alright, then it will be there anytime soon. You could also try other mirrors, or restore to default ones in Software Sources.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:01 am

Lipathor wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:54 am
Marziano wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:47 am
Run sudo apt update, if you haven't done before and try again.
I did, it seems it's not available on my mirror yet.
That's why Clem's instructions say to switch to the default mirror. Please follow the instructions carefully or bad things may/will happen.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Lipathor » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:08 am

Marziano wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:00 am
Alright, then it will be there anytime soon. You could also try other mirrors, or restore to default ones in Software Sources.
Yes, i switched to default
gm10 wrote:That's why Clem's instructions say to switch to the default mirror. Please follow the instructions carefully or bad things may/will happen.
yes, my bad.
Thanks, for help guys.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:12 am

You are welcome!
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by vcorreia » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:17 am

Hi there,

Any chance to be able to upgrade without the timeshift procedure?
I'm doing 'mintupgrade prepare', but diskspace's running low for snapshots and fresh install is not an option.



Thanks!

Best regards.
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:21 am

vcorreia wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:17 am
Any chance to be able to upgrade without the timeshift procedure?
Diskspace's running low for snapshots and fresh install is not an option.
Timeshift is only there to allow you to roll the upgrade back in case something goes wrong. You can skip the timeshift step if you want to take the risk, but with you saying that a fresh install not being an option I'd be very careful with that decision.

Note that timeshift can also backup to an USB stick (once formatted as ext4).

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:24 am

vcorreia wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:17 am
Hi there,
Diskspace's running low for snapshots and fresh install is not an option.
If there is an external disk available to you, you could create an ext4-partition on it and point Timeshift to that partiton for the location of its snaphots.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by vcorreia » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:27 am

Thanks Marziano & gm10 :)

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Sir Charles » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:31 am

You are welcome!
Good luck!
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by MurphCID » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:34 am

It took a while to download, and install, but it worked like a charm. Brilliant, and Thank you.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by wutsinterweb » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:28 am

I get an error:

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 + Restoring your backed up APT sources...

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!!  ERROR: Missing backup /home/wutsinterweb/Upgrade-Backup/APT/
!!  Exiting.
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when running mintupgrade check. I DID run timeshift onto a thumb drive, so why am I getting the error and how do I proceed?
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by wutsinterweb » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:52 am

It seems I didn't have spare drive space due to the timeshift stored files, so I've removed them, I used aptik to back up elsewhere anyways. downloading now.
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by JimTDI » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:21 am

Excellent! Worked perfectly!!

Thanks to Clem & the entire Mint Team for a great release, and a smooth, easy upgrade path!

Now... just waiting for my Mintbox Mini 2 Pro to appear! :-)

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by wutsinterweb » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:28 am

After the removal of the timeshift files giving me back space, upgrade went perfectly. Now running 19.0 Tara. Took quite a while though, even on ssd.
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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