linux 5 to linux 7

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rich_roast
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Re: linux 5 to linux 7

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The easiest way to achieve this is to download the gloria ISO and install this over the linux 5 partition. If that partition has /home on it then a backup of personal data will be necessary, of course, for this purpose mintBackup. I know of no "easy" way to distupgrade from 5 straight to 7, so this method might be least problematic IMO.
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Re: linux 5 to linux 7

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Wouldn't it be better to wait until Linux Mint 8 is out?
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Re: linux 5 to linux 7

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shady101 wrote:yes but wont it be easier to upgrade from 7 to 8 rather than 5 to 8?
It would be but even upgrading from 7 to 8 isn't 100% perfect.

It's up to you though but I think I'd wait another month or so and use version 8.
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Clean install - best way.
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rich_roast wrote:The easiest way to achieve this is to download the gloria ISO and install this over the linux 5 partition. If that partition has /home on it then a backup of personal data will be necessary, of course, for this purpose mintBackup. I know of no "easy" way to distupgrade from 5 straight to 7, so this method might be least problematic IMO.
The same as this ^^ except you'll use Mint 8 (when it's out) instead of Mint 7.

The easiest way to upgrade is to prepare for it properly the first time you install the OS and separate your OS and your data into separate partitions. If you haven't already done that you should make sure you do it on the next install.
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