Proof of clean install vs Beta upgade to final [SOLVED]

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Proof of clean install vs Beta upgade to final [SOLVED]

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I will spare you the embarrassing details on why I'm asking this question but since this is the Newbie section...

If possible, how would someone determine if a computer currently running LM20 (Final) had done a fresh/clean install (from scratch) vs installed LM20 Beta and then did updates via Update Manager until it achieved "Final/Normal" (non Beta) status?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Proof of clean install vs Beta upgade to final

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You could check the installation date:

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sudo ls -alct /|tail -1|awk '{print $6, $7, $8}'
Also using the Update Manager, View, History of updates. If the first ones proceeded June 25 (before stable was released)
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Re: Proof of clean install vs Beta upgade to final

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I have both scenarios on separate partitions. I do not perceive a difference.
imho lm20 beta with all updates equals lm20 stable at least for MATE
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Re: Proof of clean install vs Beta upgade to final

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cat /var/log/installer/media-info
will tell you the date the ISO used for install was released.

A system installed from the Beta ISO will output this. I haven't got a system installed from stable ISO to hand to double-check the date there but it should be different.

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Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" - Release amd64 20200610
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Re: Proof of clean install vs Beta upgade to final

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Mint 20 Cinnamon stable:

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lance@LM:~$ cat /var/log/installer/media-info
Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" - Release amd64 20200624
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Re: Proof of clean install vs Beta upgade to final [SOLVED]

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Thank you all.

Great distro.
Great community.

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