I just installed LMDE 64-bit Cinnamon, updated it, and did almost all prerequisites as suggested in the Forum and Blog before upgrading to UP7. I still have 2 outstanding questions to resolve before committing to upgrade via Update Manager:
1. Location of Grub
I have a multiboot system in which openSUSE 12.2 is the default OS and uses Grub(1) to boot Windows and other Linux distros via chainloading. Currently Grub(1) is in the root partition of openSUSE 12.2. During installation of LMDE I placed Grub(1) in the dev/sda14 root partition of LMDE. After installation is completed, I rebooted the PC and LMDE was successfully booted from the Grub menu. During upgrading to UP7, where should I place Grub(1) when prompted by the screen without messing up my multiboot system? I recalled from previous attempts to upgrade to UP7 that although the screen shows both /dev/sda and /dev/sda14 as options I could not make /dev/sda14 stick, because the system automatically put Grub(1?) in /dev/sda. Because Grub2 is always placed in the MBR (/dev/sda), I think LMDE uses Grub2, even though Grub(1) is shown in the installation screens.
2. Gnome Shell
UP7 Update Pack Info says:
UP7 provides gjs 1.32 which is needed by Cinnamon. Gnome Shell requires gjs 1.36 so it cannot be installed without forcing gjs to upgrade. You can install Gnome Shell with the following command. Note that this will remove Cinnamon from your system:
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apt-get install -t testing gnome-shell libgjs0c gjs
Currently I have gnome-shell 3.4.2-12 and gjs 1.32.0-2. How can I force gjs to upgrade to 1.36? If Cinnamon is removed after upgrade to UP7, how do I install Cinnamon back?
I would appreciate your advice/suggestions.