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How to upgrade from Mint 17RC to full final release

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:00 pm
by Doruletz
Hi.
I just bought a new PC (see specs bellow).

I installed the new Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE RC (release candidate). All is good, everything works fine for now.

My question is:
Once the full, final release of Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE becomes available, what exactly do I need to do to upgrade from RC to final release without having to re-install the whole OS ????
Will all this do the trick for me???

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo update-grub
Pleas answer, and if possible, provide a step-by-step to follow for the upgrade.

Thanks.

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My specs:
Dell Inspiron 3647 slimline PC
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core G3220 @3.0GHz
Intel HD graphics
RAM: Upgraded after market with PNY 8GB DDR3 1333 PC3-10600 (two x 4GB)
HDD: WD 500GB 7200 rpm 64MB Cache
I dual boot Linux Mint 17RC and Window$ 8.1 (on the same HDD), using Grub for bootloader.
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Re: How to upgrade from Mint 17RC to full final release

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:03 pm
by karlchen
Hello, Doruletz.

Kindly wait for the Linux Mint 17 (final) to be released. Then follow the instruction which will come with it.

Kind regards,
Karl

Re: How to upgrade from Mint 17RC to full final release

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:56 pm
by Don_Pedro
Yes, just relax one day your update manager will ask you if you want install the updated Mint 17.
Cordially
P.
PS: Testing now the Mint 17 with pleasure and no issues.