How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19

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Aaron Kili

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13 Responses

  1. Rick says:

    After using Linux Mint since 2011 I have to conclude that their so-called upgrade method is a hit and miss mess. I simply can’t understand why Clem and his team haven’t put their heads together and come up with something as simple and seamless as Ubuntu’s upgrade method from one release to another. I may well go back to Ubuntu and install MATE, my desktop of choice.

  2. Tomas says:

    I think installing from live DVD or Memory stick goes no very much faster. After clean installation you need download all packages from depository because this on distro sources are not actualized.

    Additionally you need re-install skype (if any) and Earth and so on.

    Or am I wrong?

  3. Bulat says:

    The article is very nice!

    But it seems that it is better (and easier!) to install the Linux Mint 19 directly from the distro. Isn’t?


    • Aaron Kili says:


      Yeah, a fresh installation is actually much easier. But a number of users actually prefer an upgrade. Thanks for the feedback.

      • Wäller says:

        I’d confirm that for my part. Tried the upgrade yesterday. Seem to go smooth but took very long. Started at 4pm and this morning at 6pm still seem to work or was stuck. Since nothing seem to went further I aborted and restored the system to 18.3.

        So I will proceed with my fresh iso installation on another partition. But anyway it is a great and easy to understand procedure. Thank you. :-)

  4. aram v nathan says:

    I tried to upgrade from v18.3 to v19. After initial success through formation of snapshots etc, when the command to upgrade was in process and the list of packages to be upgraded came up and a final query on “Do you want to continue?” the system presumed “n” as the answer instead of “y”, and the upgrade process naturally aborted.

  5. Dhinesh says:

    Nice article brother !!!

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