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Unsuccessful Mint upgrade from 18.3 to 19

Post by Inna » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:21 am

Hello,

It seems my Mint has not upgraded, but its interface is changed.

The output of cat /etc/linuxmint/info is

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RELEASE=18.3
CODENAME=sylvia
EDITION="Cinnamon 64-bit"
DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia"
DESKTOP=Gnome
TOOLKIT=GTK
NEW_FEATURES_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_cinnamon_whatsnew.php
RELEASE_NOTES_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_cinnamon.php
USER_GUIDE_URL=help:linuxmint
GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit
But everything has changed.

I've downloaded two times Mint 19 via terminal using command mintupgrade download which was successful, but it did not completely upgrade when I ran mintupgrade upgrade.

Some minutes ago I've rebooted my laptop and now I can't use sudo apt-get install mintupgrade or use this software. It says it can't locate this package!

Can anyone help me? Or I give him AnyDesk code to check?
Or IDK, what more to share to solve this?

Thanks in Advance

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Re: Unsuccessful Mint upgrade from 18.3 to 19

Post by Pjotr » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:50 am

What does inxi say?

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inxi -Fxz
Anyway: I recommend a clean installation of 19. I only recommend upgrading within a Mint series, e.g. the 18 series.
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Re: Unsuccessful Mint upgrade from 18.3 to 19

Post by Inna » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:33 am

Hello,
This is the output:

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saeed@vbinna ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: vbinna Kernel: 4.15.0-30-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Mobo: Acer model: Captain_SK v: V1.27 Bios: Insyde v: V1.27 date: 05/26/2017
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-6500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10368
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 3000 MHz 2: 3071 MHz 3: 3000 MHz 4: 3021 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 520 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 179c bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.05hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-30-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.1
           IF: enp4s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (2.7% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ02ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 8.5G (48%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 368G used: 9.7G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 211 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 998.2/15915.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.2.35
This says it's Linux Mint Tara, while System Info shows again it's Sylvia!
I'm confused.

I prefer upgrade rather than install everything again. If only clean installation is the last step, then I would do that.
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Re: Unsuccessful Mint upgrade from 18.3 to 19

Post by Flemur » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:01 pm

Inna wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:33 am
This says it's Linux Mint Tara, while System Info shows again it's Sylvia!
I'm confused.
No, you're not confused, your installation is confused.**

FWIW, I upgraded 18.3 to 19 by the approved method in this forum @Clem, and the OS thinks it's Mint 19 everywhere.

You said the upgrade didn't finish: will it run again and finish? Did you backup your old 18.3 installation so you can restore it and then completely start over with the upgrade to 19?

**It reminds me of some old Microsoft stuff: when I tried to run InternetExploder it'd tell me it wasn't installed. When I tried to install it, it'd tell me that it was already installed, so it's not going to do anything. (The correct answers was: install it anyway). That kinda stuff can happen when something is defined in more than one place.

Edit:
Some minutes ago I've rebooted my laptop and now I can't use sudo apt-get install mintupgrade or use this software. It says it can't locate this package!
I get that too - I think it thinks it's upgraded, so you don't need it...see above about I-Exploder.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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Re: Unsuccessful Mint upgrade from 18.3 to 19

Post by Inna » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:32 pm

Thanks all.
In doing clean installation.
I've backed up if my important files in an external USB drive.
That's long way to talk about.
I will talk about it later.
Now I'm installing the latest version of Mint.

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