Update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to 18.2 (beta)

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Update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to 18.2 (beta)

Post by lie_mx » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:58 am

How can I update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to Linuxmint 18.2 kde?
Last edited by karlchen on Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added (beta) to the title because at the moment all Mint 18.2 editions are betas

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Re: Update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to 18.2

Post by austin.texas » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:31 am

Download the Mint 18.2 KDE .iso file.
Burn a DVD or USB using the .iso file.
Install Mint 18.2 KDE to the same / partition as 17.3
Alternatively, you can install 18.2 to a new / partition and dual-boot with 17.3

There is no reasonable "update" path. A fresh install is necessary.
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Re: Update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to 18.2

Post by MintBean » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:55 am

Agree with Austin. Don't forget to back up all your data files and your home directory which contains application settings files that may be useful to copy to 18.2.

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Re: Update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to 18.2

Post by Citizen229 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:51 pm

Is this your main computer? If so, it seems kind of silly to live or die on a beta. 18.1 would be a better option.
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Re: Update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to 18.2

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:14 pm

As the title says "update": Installing a beta version is not an update (more correctly: upgrade), as a beta version is for testing and finding possibly critical bugs, not for a production system.

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Re: Update Linuxmint 17.3 kde to 18.2 (beta)

Post by mr_raider » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:10 pm

I played around with KDE 18.2 beta and it's a minor upgrade to 18.1. uses the same plasma 5.8 with a minor revision. It's perfectly serviceable.

I would have no hesitation trying it out on a.productiom machine, since it will be updated to 18.2 final soon.

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