[Solved] Canceled Upgrade to 18.3, now messed up system.

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[Solved] Canceled Upgrade to 18.3, now messed up system.

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So I was using the mint upgrade manager to upgrade my system from 18.2 to 18.3. I noticed that a file had failed to download, so I canceled the process with the intent to start over.
Then I started it again. Instead of checking my system and starting over, mintupgrade, just started installing the half a dozen files that had been download when I canceled.
So....
I'm sure if i reboot my system I'm toast. What can I do to fix this failed upgrade??


Thanks.
Ronnie
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Re: Canceled Upgrade to 18.3, now messed up system.

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I, personally, would let it finish, with or without "missing files", then reboot. Upon reboot it will probably finish.
It's not a good idea to cancel an upgrade, from my experiences.
But, others here may offer better options.
Good luck.
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Re: Canceled Upgrade to 18.3, now messed up system.

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silver wrote:I'm sure if i reboot my system I'm toast. What can I do to fix this failed upgrade??
Thanks.Ronnie
Ronnie... => https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... y-measure-
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Re: Canceled Upgrade to 18.3, now messed up system.

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thx-1138 wrote:
silver wrote:I'm sure if i reboot my system I'm toast. What can I do to fix this failed upgrade??
Thanks.Ronnie
Ronnie... => https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... y-measure-
Thanks thx-1138
I'll give this a try and report back.

Have a great day.
Ronnie
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[Solved] Re: Canceled Upgrade to 18.3, now messed up system.

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thx-1138 wrote:
silver wrote:I'm sure if i reboot my system I'm toast. What can I do to fix this failed upgrade??
Thanks.Ronnie
Ronnie... => https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... y-measure-
That seems to have worked. Seems odd though, I thought it said the upgrade was 1+gb yet doing this through the terminal it was only 300mb.

Also not all new apps have been installed.
But at least my system isn't down.

Thanks a million.
Have a great day.
Ronnie
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Re: Canceled Upgrade to 18.3, now messed up system.

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Excellent! The 1gb it most likely refers to what it might need when the packages are extracted on hard disk...
On the extra apps: i can't recall by heart which exactly are the newer apps that do get installed on a clean 18.3 (ie. not upgraded via earlier 18.x versions). But for certain, the following 2 are: mintreport & TimeShift.
Especially the latter, Timeshift, it can be a real-time (and data!) saver, ie. i'd certainly recommend it under any case, just sudo apt-get install timeshift...
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