Down grading to debian?

Archived topics about LMDE 1 and LMDE 2
Locked
specmod0
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 144
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:48 pm

Down grading to debian?

Post by specmod0 »

How do i upgrade or downgrade to Debian 6? I wanna remove all the stuff linux mint did to this system. I want a pure debian, but want to keep the drivers etc, since debian does not support my wifi card, etc,

User avatar
mick55
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1485
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:47 am

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by mick55 »

specmod0 wrote:How do i upgrade or downgrade to Debian 6?
Debian 6 has not yet been released. :wink:

If you want Debian with a modern kernel and wireless support, then download crunchbang statler.

It's very light and fast, and wireless is as simple as it is on Mint Main.

I recommend the xfce version .

http://crunchbanglinux.org/downloads/statler/alpha-02/

The wireless part during the install may appear confusing, just ignore it and configure your
wireless from the GUI after the install has finished.

Although it claims to be an Alpha, it is extremely stable.After all, it is Debian.

You will not be doing an upgrade/downgrade, it will be a clean install.


mick
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

specmod0
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 144
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:48 pm

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by specmod0 »

talking about testing, I want to do this before switching to windows...

User avatar
mick55
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1485
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:47 am

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by mick55 »

specmod0 wrote:talking about testing
THEN SAY SO!!! :roll:

I am not a mind reader.

Debian Testing is ALWAYS called Debian Testing.

When Debian 6 is released it will be called Debian Stable.



mick
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

specmod0
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 144
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:48 pm

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by specmod0 »

debian 6 is in testing now..... :roll:

User avatar
mick55
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1485
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:47 am

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by mick55 »

specmod0 wrote:debian 6 is in testing now..... :roll:

Man, you just don't get it do you? :roll:

Read the blurb on Debians site. Maybe you'll learn something.

http://www.debian.org/releases/

mick
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

User avatar
richyrich
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9061
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 8:31 pm

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by richyrich »

@mick55, good try, but specmod0 is a troll . . .

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 65#p350918

User avatar
mick55
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1485
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:47 am

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by mick55 »

richyrich wrote: good try, but specmod0 is a troll
Hi Richy

I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt.

I thought maybe he was just confused and needed a little prod in the right direction.

Either intentionally or accidentally, he seems to be intent on making this as hard as possible. :lol:



mick
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

sgosnell
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 684
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:32 pm
Location: Baja Oklahoma

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by sgosnell »

I think he's brawnypandora0's sock puppet.
Asus eee-pc 900 w/ 32GB SSD.

specmod0
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 144
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:48 pm

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by specmod0 »

I want to change what mint did back to Debian testing :?:

I would like to keep all my software without doing a clean install.

TBABill
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1356
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:02 pm
Location: Leonardtown, MD

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by TBABill »

You can't. Download Debian and do a clean install after backing up your files, then reconfigure. Just like you can't downgrade regular Mint to Ubuntu or Ubuntu to Debian, you can't just decide to change to Debian and remove Mint's configurations.

secipolla
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 355
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:19 pm

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by secipolla »

Open Synaptic, click the source or origin filter in the left-hand column (I don't know the exact name since my system isn't in English), select the linuxmint repository (actually there are two of them: main and non-free), mark for complete removal whatever you want to purge and click Apply.

User avatar
tdockery97
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5061
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:54 am
Location: Mt. Angel, Oregon

Re: Down grading to debian?

Post by tdockery97 »

Image
Mint Cinnamon 19.3

Locked

Return to “LMDE Archive”