Upgrading from Mint 17.3 to Mint 19

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Upgrading from Mint 17.3 to Mint 19

Post by cosmiclaser » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:25 am

I want to update my system from 17.3 to 19.
BUT! I would like to preserve most of my software already installed, such as games and their "savegame" location in my home directory.

So, should I follow the 2 consecutive upgrade paths, one after the other ?
1) 17 to 18 https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316
2) 18 to 19 https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3615

Or should I do something else ?

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Re: Upgrading from Mint 17.3 to Mint 19

Post by corkie » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 am

Yes. I would. Do what the experts say!! Be sure to back everything up first. Mint seems to be pretty forgiving when it comes to installing new versions on top of old ones but if something gets broken you will be on your own.

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