Upgrade from a very old release..

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myuko
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Upgrade from a very old release..

Postby myuko » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:36 pm

Hi!
I am using:

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# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description:    Linux Mint 10 Julia
Release:        10
Codename:       julia



I need to upgrade to latest version.. what is my best option to do this?
Should I upgrade from 10 to 11, from 11 to 12, and so on?
What repository should I use?
Now I have this in /etc/apt/sources.list:

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# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ julia main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ maverick free non-free




I can't reinstall.. it is a remote system, I have no physical access to it.
Thank you!

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Re: Upgrade from a very old release..

Postby karlchen » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:42 pm

Hello, myuko.

As Mint 10 has been obsolete for several years now, and as the same is true for the underlying Ubuntu release 10.10, I doubt that trying to upgrade to
+ Mint 11
+ Mint 12
+ Mint 13
...
+ Mint 18.x
is a a reasonable or a feasible approach.
Most of the needed Ubuntu software repositories for all the outdated releases on your way have been relocated.
Most of the Linux Mint software repositories for all the outdated releases on your way may be no longer accessible, either.

The system may be accessible to you remotely only. But the system must be located somewhere physically. So there must be someone who has got physical access to it. And this someone may have to do the fresh installation of a supported Mint release from scratch. After all someone must have installed Mint 10 as well.

Best regards,
Karl
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Re: Upgrade from a very old release..

Postby myuko » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:02 am

Hi,

unfortunately, in that case there is no customer able to complete a fresh Linux Mint installation.
It seems I need to spend few hours to reach such customer :)
Anyway, workstation has 2 GB ram, and this cpu

processor : 1
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 6
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor


which Mint "flavor" do you recommend, according to (few) resources?
Thank you again.

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Re: Upgrade from a very old release..

Postby Hoser Rob » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:17 am

Xfce is the best for limited resources, with Mate a fairly close second IMO.

Old graphics hardware may be more of an issue.

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Re: Upgrade from a very old release..

Postby jglen490 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:31 am

Agree. And it really depends on the use of the computer. If it's for light work (email, browsing with 2 or 3 tabs, some Libre Office), then even Cinnamon will work. But, in any case XFCE is a nice user environment and should work very well for any use on that computer.
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