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upgrade from 8 to 9

Post by whatch » Tue May 18, 2010 11:36 am

I have Mint 8 working perfectly and hate to start over again with a fresh install. How do I upgrade to version 9?

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Re: upgrade from 8 to 9

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Re: upgrade from 8 to 9

Post by pingvinche » Wed May 19, 2010 8:52 am

Best part of document
If things are working fine and you're happy with your current system, then you don't need to upgrade.
:D
Simply this is not windows to say, that you must to upgrade to new version or you will probably die! :P

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Re: upgrade from 8 to 9

Post by Khaled Khalil » Wed May 19, 2010 2:14 pm

pingvinche wrote:Best part of document
If things are working fine and you're happy with your current system, then you don't need to upgrade.
:D
Simply this is not windows to say, that you must to upgrade to new version or you will probably die! :P
or you stay in the safe, and miss so many new softwares that depend on new libraries which conflict with old ones your system uses.
btw, mint 5 was stable enough, i wonder if someone still uses it on his desktop just because of that.

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Re: upgrade from 8 to 9

Post by pingvinche » Mon May 24, 2010 6:11 am

@Khaled Khalil
Most of software is just made shinier. Version 5? , think it's to old to compare. :P But why not, if something does job just fine for me.

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Re: upgrade from mint 8 to Ubuntu 10.04 ?

Post by göktyta » Tue May 25, 2010 4:54 am

Is it possible to do a cross upgrade from linux mint 8 helena to plain ubuntu 10.04 using the C2 method (changing mint's sources.list for Ubuntu's) ? I chose to use the encrypted home option when I installed mint, and I hope to be able to be able to log in after upgrading ...

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Re: upgrade from 8 to 9

Post by Johnny_Kage » Mon May 31, 2010 11:55 pm

How did that upgrade work for you? I am curious to see if it worked...

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Re: upgrade from 8 to 9

Post by whatch » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:55 am

I have not tried it yet. I've thought that during a down time I would backup my home directory and do a fresh install instead. I've played with Mint 9 on another computer and haven't seen the need to change from version 8 yet. Thanks.

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Re: upgrade from mint 8 to Ubuntu 10.04 ?

Post by deleted » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:19 pm

göktyta wrote:Is it possible to do a cross upgrade from linux mint 8 helena to plain ubuntu 10.04 using the C2 method (changing mint's sources.list for Ubuntu's) ? I chose to use the encrypted home option when I installed mint, and I hope to be able to be able to log in after upgrading ...
I tried it... I *think* it was nVidia that coughed the hairball when I tried it... But since I have / and /home on different partitions I opted for a fresh install instead of trouble-shooting. It was much quicker and easier.
-Hinto

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