[SOLVED] Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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[SOLVED] Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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Tonight I saw that the official release for 19.3 is available.
I also read that the upgrade from 19.2 to 19.3 is a simple install.
I'd like to know how to do this without doing a fresh install from an ISO.?
I also read that the downloadable ? has a install package?

I am currently running Linux mint 19.2 Cinnamon
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2

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you can perform an Clean Installation of the new LM19.3,
or you can wait for the LinuxMint Update Manager to offer the actual upgrade itself.
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2

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hartstephen wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:07 pm
I also read that the upgrade from 19.2 to 19.3 is a simple install.
The article in which you have read this, actually should state that the upgrade WILL be a simple install. I suppose they have copy/pasted from a previous article. Usually it takes few days after the official announce until the upgrade becomes available in the Update Manager.
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2

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hartstephen wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Tonight I saw that the official release for 19.3 is available.
I also read that the upgrade from 19.2 to 19.3 is a simple install.
I'd like to know how to do this without doing a fresh install from an ISO.?
I also read that the downloadable ? has a install package?

I am currently running Linux mint 19.2 Cinnamon
surely you mean the 'beta' release, I just looked and don't see the LTE official release yet.

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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2

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Linux Mint, what else....
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it would seem that berndinger is right, but there is still No Official Announcement - - as yet.
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2

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ah well,
as I am already running 19.3 Cinnamon and have a lot of heart and soul invested in it,
I will just wait for the update manager to feed me what is needed to achieve the LTS version. :)

what I have now, is running so syrupy smooth, why start all over? Image


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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2

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Hi, hartstephen.
hartstephen wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Tonight I saw that the official release for 19.3 is available.
As long a Clem has not posted the corresponding announcements here: Releases & Announcements
nothing is official and nothing is officially available.

So, please, wait for the Mint developer team to finish all steps required to make the Mint 19.3 ISO image files available to the public.
So, please, wait for the Mint developer team to finish all steps required to make the in-place upgrade path to Mint 19.3 available in the Mint 19.x Update Manager.
So, please, wait for Clem to publish the official announcements:
+ Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Cinnamon released!
+ Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Mate released!
+ Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” xfce released!
+ How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.3

In the meantime you might like to read the previous in-place upgrade instruction How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2. The future upgrade instruction "How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.3" will be extremely similar, once it will be available.

No presents before Christmas Eve. :wink:

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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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Looks like Clem did it last night

Upgrade instructions:

Announcements will be made shortly with instructions on how to upgrade from Linux Mint 19, 19.1 and 19.2.

If you are running the BETA use the Update Manager to apply available updates.

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3832

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3833

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3834

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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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Clem has made available the Christmas presents one week early. Santa will not be amused! :cry:
+ How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.3
+ Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Cinnamon released!
+ Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Mate released!
+ Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” xfce released!
Run and get your presents now. By Christmas Eve we may have run out of stock.
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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karlchen

we almost met at the starting gate :)

I'm waiting until Christmas Eve, or whenever the Update Manager sets out the cookies on the table :)
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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I just have one wish for Christmas: Please fix the disable touchpad while typing, since once again I lost my entire post as I brushed the touchpad, and it wiped the post. I have to turn off the touchpad if I am doing any typing at all. But that being said, here are my first impressions:

Boots a little faster, fonts seem a bit crisper on the screen. Wifi picked up much faster, under 19.2 it would take 5-8 seconds after desktop for the wifi to connect. This time it was 2-3 seconds. I am happy. The update was FAST, really fast, I don't think it took more than 2 minutes to download, and install. Just rebooted and here it is. Now I did an update of all software before I did the update so I don't know if that had something to do with it. Once more Mint just hit homerun. As always the Mint team does a great job with the software.

I'll be playing with it more over the next few days, so I will have more of an impression. I am home sick today so I just lucked out that I discovered 19.3 was out. Great Work Mint Team, keep it up!
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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MurphCID wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:37 am
I just have one wish for Christmas: Please fix the disable touchpad while typing, since once again I lost my entire post as I brushed the touchpad, and it wiped the post.
If that happens again, try Ctrl+z.
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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upgraded from 19.2 cinnamon to 19.3.
upgrade was quick and smooth.
Thanks to the developers.
but i notice that the grub boot menu has not changed to the newer 19.3 one. it is the same as the 19.2 one.
how to get the new grub boot menu style.?
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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Moem wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:42 am
MurphCID wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:37 am
I just have one wish for Christmas: Please fix the disable touchpad while typing, since once again I lost my entire post as I brushed the touchpad, and it wiped the post.
If that happens again, try Ctrl+z.
Thank you!
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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deejay wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:48 pm
upgraded from 19.2 cinnamon to 19.3. [...] the grub boot menu has not changed to the newer 19.3 one. it is the same as the 19.2 one.
Have you tried the usual command in such cases, i.e. sudo update-grub ?
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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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I just did the upgrade to 19.3 on one machine.

Now my mintmenu has 2 instances of "Accessories" and "System Tools". The menu editor only sees one. Also, my volume control icon got really huge

eta: it happens wherever I have a custom launcher.. as soon as I remove it and hit reload the category doubling goes away

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Re: Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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karlchen wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:27 pm
deejay wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:48 pm
upgraded from 19.2 cinnamon to 19.3. [...] the grub boot menu has not changed to the newer 19.3 one. it is the same as the 19.2 one.
Have you tried the usual command in such cases, i.e. sudo update-grub ?
Yes. no change.
any other way to upgrade the grub system.?
EDIT: It turns out the Grub theme isn’t installed by default. You have to run

sudo apt install grub2-theme-mint-2k

to install it.
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Re: [SOLVED] Linux mint 19.3 install from 19.2 (in-place upgrade)

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Actually installing grub2-theme-mint-2k should only be necessary in this special case:
Grub2 theme in HiDPI wrote:Grub2 theme in HiDPI
If the grub2 theme looks too small in your HiDPI monitor, install the "grub2-theme-mint-2k" package.
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