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How do I upgrade from Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) to Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)? I googled, but the results showed only upgrading 16 to 17. Please help on this.

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Take a look at this collection of upgrade steps:

15 to 16:

$ sudo sed -i 's/raring/saucy/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
$ sudo sed -i 's/olivia/petra/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo shutdown -r now

16 to 17

sudo sed -i 's/saucy/trusty/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo sed -i 's/petra/qiana/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo shutdown -r now

Edit:

For Saucy, the steps are actually (take care of the new, third line):

$ sudo sed -i 's/raring/saucy/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
$ sudo sed -i 's/olivia/petra/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
$ sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo shutdown -r now

Then, 16 to 17:

sudo sed -i 's/saucy/trusty/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo sed -i 's/petra/qiana/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo sed -i '/security/ s/old-releases/security/; s/old-releases/archive/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo shutdown -r now
  • can i do upgrade directly from 15 to 17? – user106202 Jul 10 '14 at 8:54
  • I didn't try - and i wouldn't, too. It would be quite risky to do so - but it depends on your needs. It may save time regarding the upgrade process, but it may consume more time repair a broken system using your backups. – tohuwawohu Jul 10 '14 at 9:20
  • warning, sound stopped working when i upgraded to 16 – peterretief Jul 28 '14 at 8:17
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    My only issue (from 15-16) was with my theme; to resolve this I logged into the terminal and updated the /etc/mdm.conf to use an existing html-theme (Clouds, for example). – nlucaroni Nov 11 '14 at 18:00
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    Saucy is old enough now that the package server has changed. You need an extra sed command before the apt-get update part: sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list. Answer should update to reflect this. – Dave Jul 26 '15 at 0:25
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If there is a need to jump from 15 to 17; why go through the process of upgrade? Backup your files, data, etc. to a USB, download 17 & install it. Will save you all the hassles, risk of repair..

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    If Mint is stable enough that upgrading to new versions without breaking things 'just works', what's the point of doing a clean install? Why waste time to backup/restore files, reinstall all the software, and reconfigure/customize the OS. – Evan Plaice Mar 29 '15 at 23:57
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I just did the procedure directly from 14.04 to 16.04 (Raphaela to Sylvia) and it worked perfectly well (ugh, just had to force cinnamon upgrade) in 1 step. Less than 15 min, fastest upgrade ever....!!

  • The question asked how to upgrade from 15 to 17, not whether it is possible to upgrade from 14 to 16. – Blackwood Dec 14 '17 at 17:31
  • To clarify: 14.04 to 16.04 is ubuntu versions Linuxmint is based on. Last Minuxmint 18.3 is based on Ubuntu 16.04. So when I upgrade to "Sylvia", I get Ubuntu 16.04. (at the end I had to re-install cinnamon: apt-get install cinnamon), few minutes more. I dit 18.3 directly, not 17. – user3021583 Dec 15 '17 at 12:20
  • To summarize, I get LM 18. No need to go via 17. – user3021583 Dec 15 '17 at 12:26

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