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Linux Mint trip back in time

Post by RacerBG » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:28 am

I will try to do something really crazy and Im not joking! I will pick up Linux Mint "Celena" and I will try to progress further in time with updates to the system. Only God knows what will happen but I will try to make Celena up to date distro. That's my main goal. I will use Virtual Box to achieve this. Wish me luck! :mrgreen:

PS: I will pick Celena because I can't locate the previews versions. My main target was "Ada".
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Re: Linux Mint trip back in time

Post by RacerBG » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:28 pm

With all the official updates applied, Celena works pretty well. There were around 200 MB's updates stuff but for good reason. In the end the kernel was updated from 2.6.20-15 to 2.6.20-17. With this "latest" kernel the system is even better and it uses around 80MB of RAM which is amazing. From Celena to Petra LInux Mint was changed for good but still there are a lot of similar things.

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The hardest part however is the real upgrade process throught the versions and there is a chance that the whole system could simply destroy itself. :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint trip back in time

Post by killer de bug » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:09 am

RacerBG wrote: there is a chance that the whole system could simply destroy itself. :lol:
The probability for this is really close to 1 :mrgreen:
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Re: Linux Mint trip back in time

Post by RacerBG » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:19 pm

For now (Celena is "up to date" according to it's standarts) everything is really stable and responsive...

But now we will try to compile a newer kernel. Let's say kernel 3.2 which performs well on Maya or even the latest kernel... :twisted:

Then we can try to install more modern desktop and our experiment should be close to the end.
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Re: Linux Mint trip back in time

Post by mzsade » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:50 am

RacerBG wrote:I will try to do something really crazy and Im not joking! I will pick up Linux Mint "Celena" and I will try to progress further in time with updates to the system. Only God knows what will happen but I will try to make Celena up to date distro. That's my main goal. I will use Virtual Box to achieve this. Wish me luck! :mrgreen:

PS: I will pick Celena because I can't locate the previews versions. My main target was "Ada".
Aargh pretender, Virtual Box is it? We lay down our lives for the cause everyday, i still use Isadora..Got that one in twice in a day, i am on a roll! :D
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Re: Linux Mint trip back in time

Post by RacerBG » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:04 am

mzsade wrote:
RacerBG wrote:I will try to do something really crazy and Im not joking! I will pick up Linux Mint "Celena" and I will try to progress further in time with updates to the system. Only God knows what will happen but I will try to make Celena up to date distro. That's my main goal. I will use Virtual Box to achieve this. Wish me luck! :mrgreen:

PS: I will pick Celena because I can't locate the previews versions. My main target was "Ada".
Aargh pretender, Virtual Box is it? We lay down our lives for the cause everyday, i still use Isadora..Got that one in twice in a day, i am on a roll! :D
Yes, Virtual Box. :) Im just adventurer. Im still Linux newbie but I like to investigate the past and the present distros as a real distro hopper. For just two weeks I went tgrough 4 distros but Im sure when LM 17 come out I will try it.

About Celena: Changing the kernel is not hard and can easily go up to 3.x.xx. But it is still useless because the software for it is just ancient.
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Re: Linux Mint trip back in time

Post by hoppimike » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:29 pm

Haha cool idea man :)

Good to hear it's been going alright!

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