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sankaran
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Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Chinnamon to Linux Mint 18

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I want to upgrade my OS from LM 17.3 to LM 18. I have already installed Update Manager Core via command line. I am unable to get the upgrade thereafter. Please help.

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Re: Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Chinnamon to Linux Mint 18

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The upgrade isn't available yet. You can reinstall, or simply wait until it's made available in the Mint updater (standard version, no need to install anything extra like you did). Shouldn't be more than a few weeks.
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Re: Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Chinnamon to Linux Mint 18

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sankaran wrote:I have already installed Update Manager Core via command line.
Whatever this means. But this does not change the sources and you would need to know and to understand, how to do this. Out of a good reason this is not supported and this should only be done if
- this is an experimental system
- you know about the repo sources (seems not to be the case here)
- you are prepared to solve problems on your own.

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Re: Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Chinnamon to Linux Mint 18

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There is a tutorial here, to upgrade Mint 17.3 to 18.
http://www.tecmint.com/upgrade-linux-mi ... x-mint-18/
Although some of the replies were very positive, personally I was unable to successfully upgrade using
this method. You may have better success.
I was able to upgrade using the method described in this post.
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=224299

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Re: Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Chinnamon to Linux Mint 18

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bin_bash wrote:There is a tutorial here, to upgrade Mint 17.3 to 18.
://www.tecmint.com/upgrade-linux-mint-17-to-linux-mint-18/
Not recommended. There is at least one advice, that should not be used.

Better follow the official tutorial how to upgrade.

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Re: Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Chinnamon to Linux Mint 18

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Cosmo. wrote:
bin_bash wrote:There is a tutorial here, to upgrade Mint 17.3 to 18.
://www.tecmint.com/upgrade-linux-mint-17-to-linux-mint-18/
Not recommended. There is at least one advice, that should not be used.

Better follow the official tutorial how to upgrade.
+1. That blog is rubbish, like most of them. Pjotr's is good.

My preference for a major point release upgrade is not to do a web upgrade but to do a clean reinstall actually. It's more reliable.

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Re: Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Chinnamon to Linux Mint 18

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As long as "Aptik"is compatible with a release....I back up then do a clean install. The latest has been compiled for Ubuntu 16.04, which is where we are with Mint now. Wouldn't leave home without it.
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