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I am trying to upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to 13 using apt-get. After running the following commands, nothing seems to happen. I am fairly new to linux, what am I doing wrong?

user@olympus /etc/default $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

user@olympus /etc/default $ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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You have to configure the new repositories in /etc/aptsources.list` –  Marco Sep 4 '12 at 18:17
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Clem, the Linux Mint dev, recommends a different method to upgrade. Mint has a few specialized tools that make porting your data and settings to a new installation much easier.

Doing a clean install is generally a good idea. An update may go smoothly but you are also likely to have problems. If you do, the comments here may help.

Having said that, if you still want to use apt, edit (as root, sudo) your /etc/apt/sources.lst to point to the latest release:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free

Save the file and then run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Finally, reboot your computer.

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