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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by vladtepes » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:33 am

Thank you :)
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by oldal » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Clem and all other developers - what a magnificent piece of work Linux Mint 19! I did have some difficulties installing it, but actually minor hiccups. As far as I can see, the installation failures were caused by the changes in the good old grub. To be able to work in now needs a small separate partition for the bootloader. Having created the bootloader partiion, which is named "Reserved BIOS boot area" I needed to try several file systems - ext4 worked. This was on my "vdesk" main pc, which now has linux only.
I then tested the installation on an older laptop. I tried the "format the whole disk" option. The "auto" partitioning leaves a partiton for the efi, but no partition for the bootloader. It worked fine in older grub setup, but not now. I tried the mint 18.3 and that worked fine. All that is needed is a revision of the partitioning with a provision of a small partition for the boot loader.
Hope this little experiment will be helpful.
I would be happy and willing to do more testing, if requested. Should I write a message in the bug tracker?
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by jazz.h » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:18 am

Hello!
I'm running Mint 17.3 Mate 64bit.
I've done backup, and created snapshot with timeshift. :D
What is the safest way of upgrading to Mint 19 Mate? Do I have to upgrade to Mint 18.3 first? If yes, where is this instruction?

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by kevinWooCloud » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:17 am

Great work Mint Team. It works perfectly!!
Thanks to the entire Mint Team for this issue-free update

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:39 am

jazz.h wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:18 am
Hello!
I'm running Mint 17.3 Mate 64bit.
I've done backup, and created snapshot with timeshift. :D
What is the safest way of upgrading to Mint 19 Mate? Do I have to upgrade to Mint 18.3 first? If yes, where is this instruction?
you can't upgrade to 19 from 17, just do a fresh install, and you will like it better.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Sgthawker » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:43 am

oldal wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:09 pm
The "auto" partitioning leaves a partiton for the efi, but no partition for the bootloader.


If you have a UEFI computer the /efi is the bootloader partition. I have it on both my UEFI systems and I multiboot many distros on each.
LM 18.3 Cinnamon/KDE/LM 19 Cinnamon/Peppermint 9 UEFI on Sabertooth Z170 S, i6700K, Echelon GTX950, Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe
LM 18.3 Cinnamon/KDE/LM 19 Cinnamon/Peppermint 9 UEFI on Asus ROG STRIX laptop, i7700 HQ, GTX 1060, Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Palladini » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:24 pm

I tried on two Laptops the above commands and this is what I got
HP Laptop

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sudo apt update
[sudo] password for dave: 
Ign:1 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia InRelease
Get:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [11.5 kB]           
Get:3 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia Release [24.2 kB]
Get:4 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia Release.gpg [819 B]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [247 kB]         
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [107 kB]     
Get:7 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial/partner i386 Packages [3,116 B]
Get:8 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial/partner Translation-en [1,616 B]
Get:9 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia/main i386 Packages [17.9 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [109 kB]      
Get:11 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia/upstream i386 Packages [45.0 kB]
Get:12 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia/import i386 Packages [13.4 kB]
Get:13 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia/backport i386 Packages [74.2 kB]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [107 kB]    
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main i386 Packages [469 kB]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [1,196 kB]   
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main Translation-en [228 kB]
Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/restricted i386 Packages [7,224 B]
Get:19 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/restricted Translation-en [2,152 B]
Get:20 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [311 kB]
Get:21 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe Translation-en [137 kB]
Get:22 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/multiverse i386 Packages [3,628 B]
Get:23 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/multiverse Translation-en [1,744 B]
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [568 kB]    
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/restricted i386 Packages [8,684 B]
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/restricted Translation-en [2,908 B]
Get:27 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe i386 Packages [7,512 kB]
Get:28 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe Translation-en [4,354 kB]
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse i386 Packages [140 kB]
Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse Translation-en [106 kB]
Get:31 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [750 kB]
Get:32 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main Translation-en [339 kB]
Get:33 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/restricted i386 Packages [7,524 B]
Get:34 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/restricted Translation-en [2,272 B]
Get:35 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [619 kB]
Get:36 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [273 kB]
Get:37 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [15.5 kB]
Get:38 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse Translation-en [8,344 B]
Get:39 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main i386 Packages [6,752 B]
Get:40 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main Translation-en [4,180 B]
Get:41 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe i386 Packages [7,104 B]
Get:42 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe Translation-en [3,996 B]
Fetched 17.8 MB in 9s (1,922 kB/s)                                             
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
126 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
dave@Laptop ~ $ apt install mintupgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mintupgrade
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 126 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,980 B of archives.
After this operation, 29.7 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia/main i386 mintupgrade all 18.3.11 [6,980 B]
Fetched 6,980 B in 0s (56.3 kB/s)      
Selecting previously unselected package mintupgrade.
(Reading database ... 439723 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mintupgrade_18.3.11_all.deb ...
Unpacking mintupgrade (18.3.11) ...
Setting up mintupgrade (18.3.11) ...
And our ASUS Laptop

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sudo apt update
[sudo] password for dave: 
Ign:1 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia InRelease
Hit:2 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia Release      
Hit:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                        
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [109 kB]       
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [107 kB]     
Hit:6 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                     
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease           
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu xenial InRelease  
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [107 kB]     
Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages [533 kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [824 kB]
Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main i386 Packages [469 kB]
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main Translation-en [228 kB]
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [365 kB]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [750 kB]
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [311 kB]
Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe Translation-en [137 kB]
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main Translation-en [339 kB]
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [679 kB]
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [619 kB]
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [273 kB]
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main amd64 Packages [6,756 B]
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main i386 Packages [6,752 B]
Fetched 5,864 kB in 6s (919 kB/s)                                              
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
14 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
dave@TV-Computer ~ $ apt install mintupgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mintupgrade
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,980 B of archives.
After this operation, 29.7 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages sylvia/main amd64 mintupgrade all 18.3.11 [6,980 B]
Fetched 6,980 B in 0s (76.7 kB/s)      
Selecting previously unselected package mintupgrade.
(Reading database ... 837521 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mintupgrade_18.3.11_all.deb ...
Unpacking mintupgrade (18.3.11) ...
Setting up mintupgrade (18.3.11) ...
Both of these Laptops reside on the Hard Drive, the HP Laptop has Windows 8, and the ASUS Laptop has Windows 10, both have Linux mint 18.3 Cinnamon on them.
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Moem » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:26 pm

Palladini wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:24 pm
I tried on two Laptops the above commands and this is what I got
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Palladini » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:08 pm

@Moem- I followed the directions at the beginning of this thread and it did not upgrade to LM19, as you can see from my post!

So do tell me how I upgrade from 18.3 to LM19 through the Terminal.
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by MrEen » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm

Palladini wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:08 pm
@Moem- I followed the directions at the beginning of this thread and it did not upgrade to LM19, as you can see from my post!

So do tell me how I upgrade from 18.3 to LM19 through the Terminal.
Go here. You've made it to D3. There's still more work to do.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by SantaFe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:17 pm

gm10 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 pm
SantaFe wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:11 pm
I'm not a fan. I tried setting it up to do 1 monthly backup & had it store it on my freshly formatted 1 terabyte HD. Started it & HD light never went off, even after 4 hours. Now it was backing up my 480 GB NVME which only had 80 gigs used, but when I looked at the backup storage drive it was down to around 500 gigs left. I'll stick with Clonezilla thank you. ;)
Sounds like you didn't create a filter to exclude your 1 TB HD from the backups, so timeshift would basically create snapshots of the snapshots as well and thus exponentially grow the snapshot sizes. Correctly configured all the timeshift snapshots combined take up little more space than the space used on your root partition.
Yea! I added /Storage/*** to the exclude Patterns Filter list & now it's working. Sorry about the length of time before replying, one day a couple of weeks ago I woke up & my body decided I needed a Pacemaker. Who Knew??? :D Just now got around to trying it.

Again, thanks for the help. ;)

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by Lghtning4u2 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:53 pm

Upgrade successful, thanks Clem. Went from 17.3 to 19.

Minor issue with disabling the login & lock lid.

Still trying to resolve.
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by JSeymour » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:56 am

xfrank wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:15 am
Upgraded 18.3 to 19 today, no issues, all went fine. The only "issue" maybe is the slow boot, much slower than before. Beautiful release, thanks Clem!
"Much slower" may be an understatement. Now, admittedly, booting off USB2 and what some may regard as an "antiquated" system (Dell Latitude D530, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, Intel 530-series SSD), but still:

Linux Mint 18.3 MATE: 1:20
Linux Mint 19.0 MATE: 6:22!

Lots of "drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies," "drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done" and other "flip_done timed out" messages during the boot. Then the LM logo, then screen goes dark, cursor in upper-left, that eventually disappears, then... nothing for the longest time. Then the desktop eventually appears.

I first thought it was just plain hung. I only found out by accident it would eventually get there by getting distracted by something else on one attempt.

I believe I'm going to upgrade this Mint 17 install to 18.3, instead.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by JerryF » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:33 pm

JSeymour wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:56 am
xfrank wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:15 am
Upgraded 18.3 to 19 today, no issues, all went fine. The only "issue" maybe is the slow boot, much slower than before. Beautiful release, thanks Clem!
"Much slower" may be an understatement. Now, admittedly, booting off USB2 and what some may regard as an "antiquated" system (Dell Latitude D530, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, Intel 530-series SSD), but still:

Linux Mint 18.3 MATE: 1:20
Linux Mint 19.0 MATE: 6:22!

Lots of "drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies," "drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done" and other "flip_done timed out" messages during the boot. Then the LM logo, then screen goes dark, cursor in upper-left, that eventually disappears, then... nothing for the longest time. Then the desktop eventually appears.

I first thought it was just plain hung. I only found out by accident it would eventually get there by getting distracted by something else on one attempt.

I believe I'm going to upgrade this Mint 17 install to 18.3, instead.
I had the same message with my Dell Inspiron 1520. It's probably the kernel. When I downgraded to a lower kernel series, the boot time was drastically reduced.

You may need to experiment.
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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by JSeymour » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:59 pm

Yikes! So I installed 18.3. Then applied all the updates. That was a mistake. That gave it 19.0 boot/login performance.

I may have to find a different distro :( This is not acceptable behaviour.

ETA: That wouldn't have mattered. This problem exists due to a regression bug introduced into the kernel, somewhere between 4.10 and 4.15, that, AIUI, was a work-around for an Intel driver bug. If you search on terms like "drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies" and "drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done" you can find it.

Solution was to edit /etc/default/grub and add a parameter:

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=SVIDEO-1:d"
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sudo update-grub
and reboot.

ETA2: The above, btw, changed my 6-minute boots and 2-minute logins to 15 and 10 seconds, respectively. Shutdown now takes about eight seconds to power-down.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 <SOLVED>

Post by cdgoldin » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:27 am

curtvaughan wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Thanks to the Mint team for an issue-free update from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19 Cinnamon....

Here is a sample with output when attempting to execute gparted:
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Unit -.mount does not exist, proceeding anyway.
I wish that my "update" from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19.0 Cinnamon had gone as smoothly as yours. I spent over a week on several issues, including ownership problems, and the inability to install network printers through normal procedures (procedures that worked in 18.3).

[I didn't "upgrade" via the procedure given in the release documentation, because it seemed far to complicated. Instead, I did a clean install, retaining my home partition and all the settings contained therein, and re-doing the various settings that are contained in the root partition.]

I'm getting the "Unit -.mount does not exist, proceeding anyway." message when gparted is started from a terminal under Linux Mint 19. It doesn't prevent gparted from starting, and it doesn't seem to cause any other problems in gparted's functioning. Note that Mint 18.3 displayed "too few arguments" when "gparted /dev/xxx" was started from the terminal, so this is a change in bugs, but not any worse than before. From the Ubuntu forums, it seems that the "Unit" message is occurring in other Ubuntu 18.04 distributions, along with problems in starting gparted.

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Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Post by tkocou » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:38 am

Only one fly-in-the-ointment with the upgrade from 18.3 to 19.0, I did not have the locales-all package installed prior to running the mintupgrade command. The installation process complained about not being able to set the locales LC_ALL variable. As a consequence, the dbus-x11 package would not install and the upgrade process halted.

So, word of advice, if your system lacks the locales-all package, install it prior to attempting the upgrade.

If you happen to be in the middle of the upgrade and it halts with errors because of the locales, simply install the locales-all package and then the dbus-x11 package. The apt command will finish the installation of queued up packages. Once all of the installation activity has settled down, simply restart the mintupgrade command.

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