How to Upgrade Linux Mint 16 (Petra) to Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)

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92 Responses

  1. Marduc says:

    Thank you for this gold peace of HowTo!
    So easy and not so much to know about Linux. Now my old mashine will run for a wile.


    I was able to successfully upgrade to Linux Mint 17 from 16 through aptitude safe-upgrade command. Is this right?

  3. Lee says:

    Just saw this on another TUTORIAL SOMEWHERE? to List your system info type “root >sudo lsb_release -a “

  4. Lee says:

    This is the most detailed article Ive seen about migrating to a new OS. I started building mint17.1-KDE and got it to point I was having fun with it. I was considering mingrating it over to my Petra machine when suddenly the unthinkable happened and my HD-died. It started with a simple chkdsk error and progressed from there. I had made an image of my Petra disk so I wasn’t worried. Later I tried to restore it using my archive image and my disk-flash-image. Neither of whiched worked out because as soon as I run update the system tells me that the Ubuntu-saucy archives are NOT reachable. Can anyone tell me whom is the keeper of the Petra-archives? I’ve been forced over to run solely on mint17.1-kde and it is just too buggy to use as a primary machine. Werid things happen on Mint17.1 like browsers falling over, connection to remote disk failing, network popping in and out. I just want my Petra-back. wheres the Archives cos I didn’t know about backing up sources before reading this.

  5. sanne says:

    Just for your information, I was using mint mate petra/saucy KDE and used this guide to update to Quiana, all went well until reboot.
    Just prior to reboot; issue,, etc showed the new Ubuntu / Mint versions. After reboot, startkde could not be found.
    After installing and using apt-file from the root terminal (in safe mode with networking) I installed the missing startkde file but too much was missing and cluttered in KDE so I decided to just install the latest mint using the USB (mintstick).

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