How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19

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41 Responses

  1. Pieter[BE] says:

    the tutorial works great !
    thanks, from BE

  2. Mohee Jarada says:

    Great Linux Mint upgrade technical article. I followed your steps from my old Linux Mint 18.3 and smoothly upgraded to Linux Mint 19 Tara 64-bit.

    Linux Mint 19 on my PC now is much faster than Linux Mint 18 and keyboard shortcuts now works like in Ms-Windows.

    Much appreciated and big thanks

  3. Andy says:

    Thanks a lot. I’m a complete novice and I followed the instructions to the letter and everything worked perfectly.

  4. Maina says:

    @Jacko thanks a million. upgrade ./success

  5. Roger Honacki says:

    Isn’t this whole process eventually going to end up in the Upgrade Manager? Isn’t that what its for? If so, I’ll just wait for the easy way.

  6. Manuel says:

    What if I have “/usr/bin/sddm” as my display manager? Is that going to work?

  7. bill says:

    Thanks I did this on 3 machines. On each one I had this additional step after the update failed:

    $ sudo dpkg --configure -a
    $ sudo apt-get install -f

    Then rerun update.

  8. Mint 18.3 user says:

    Tried three times without success. Each time I get all the way to the last action, 13 of Step 3. Instead of getting a prompt saying, “Do you want to continue? [y/n]: ” I get a prompt that is automatically answered in the negative, “”Do you want to continue? [y/n]: N ” and then another line that says “Abort“.

    It also says that my original package info has been restored. Screen saver is off and no package manager is open so no conflicts there.

    Can’t I just download the latest install and upgrade with that?

  9. comotion says:

    You might get a failure during upgrade due to dependency problems with dbus-x11.

    When it fails, it will try a lot of times before giving up. If you see this, might as well kill it, then run apt install dbus-x11, then just restart mintupgrrade upgrade.

  10. Jako Pretorius says:

    Thanks! No problems!

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