Upgrade Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) to Linux Mint 15 (Olivia)

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This post guide you simple steps to upgrade from Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) to Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) with APT-GET command. Kindly take data backup before following below steps. However, we have tested in our box and it’s working without any hiccups. We take no responsibility for any kind of problem may occur resulting from the use of this document.

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Those who are looking for a fresh installation of Linux Mint 15 (Olivia), then visit below link for a fresh installation guide with screenshots.

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  1. Linux Mint 15 Installation Guide
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Linux Mint 14 Upgradation

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1. Right click on desktop area and click ‘Open in Terminal‘ Or you may open through Menu >> Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal.

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Open file in editor (Here I am using NANO editor) and from command prompt type command as.

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$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

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Replace all ‘nadia‘ with ‘olivia‘ and ‘quantal‘ with ‘raring‘ to get required repositories. Below screen print shows you Before and After the changes.

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Cautions: Please take ‘sources.list‘ file backup before doing any changes.

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Before

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Update Linux Mint 14 to 15
Before sources.list Preview

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After

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Update Linux Mint 14 to 15
After sources.list Preview

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Update package database and distribution with below command from terminal.

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

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Note: We urge to keep old configuration files to preserve as it may asked by APT Manager during packages upgradation process. You will be asked questions in between, read carefully and type ‘Yes‘ or ‘No‘. This may takes several minutes depending on system configuration and internet speed.

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Reboot the system once packages are updated successfully. That’s it.

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Linux Mint 14 Update
Linux Mint 15 Preview

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