Updating LMDE safely
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:51 am
What is the safest way to updating LMDE safely using mintUpdate? As i have seen in many posts, many people faced various breakdowns after update. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -d dist-upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... &hilit=qt4Tony.B wrote:I wish I knew the answer to that. My system completely died last night while I was using MintUpdate. I reinstalled this morning using the previous installation files (via flash-drive), but that was LMDE as at last September (I think). Accumulated updates since then have been running for the past 11 hours and still show nearly an hour to go.
What I would REALLY like is some sort of way to take a snapshot of my existing LMDE, taken immediately before I start MintUpdate, which I can transfer to a flash-drive, so that I have an easy re-start point if something goes wrong.
Thank you for that link. Hopefully this will help others too.viking777 wrote:http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... &hilit=qt4