how to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 (Cinnamon) ?

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how to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 (Cinnamon) ?

Post by darjeeling » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:26 am

Hi !!!

..probably some of you want to kill me for this question. But I really have googled this topic and could not find anything. I am still using Cinnamon 64-bits version 17.2 and would like to upgrade, but I am not sure how it works. At the beginning I was waiting for a message or I could do it with the update manager.

Is there a tutorial or could maybe someone please explain me how is the best way to upgrade?

Looking forward to your help and thanks in advance.
Darjeeling

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Re: how to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 (Cinnamon) ?

Post by barko » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:32 am

Here you have all infos about upgrades:
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2.

Good luck! :)
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Re: how to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 (Cinnamon) ?

Post by jimallyn » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:38 am

To upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3, use the Update Manager. Open Update Manager, click Edit, Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. You don't need all that complicated stuff in that tutorial.
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Re: how to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 (Cinnamon) ?

Post by fabien85 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:53 pm

+1 on jimallyn
the upgrades in the 17.x series are trivial via the update manager. They are safe too as they dont change your kernel and xorg so you dont run the risk of hardware incompatibility with a newer version.
Making a fresh install or a dist-upgrade via apt is a bigger hassle and runs the risk of harware incompatibility.

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Re: how to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 (Cinnamon) ?

Post by karlchen » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:10 pm

darjeeling wrote:Is there a tutorial or could maybe someone please explain me how is the best way to upgrade?
Here is Clem's official instruction on how to upgrade from Mint 17.x to Mint 17.3 using Linux Mint Update Manager:
How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3

Side note:
Googling for official announcements / instructions is fine, but sometimes it is worthwhile having a look in the Releases & Announcements first.
E.g.: Upgrade path to 17.3 now open for all editions and How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3
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Re: how to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 (Cinnamon) ?

Post by Flemur » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:00 pm

Google your title:
https://www.google.com/search?q=upgrade ... gws_rd=ssl
Two of the first three URLs returned are the same as those given in this thread.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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