LinuxMint upgrade from 17 (Qiana) to 17.1 (Rebecca)

LinuxMint project proudly announced the new release of LinuxMint 17.1 and the code being named as Rebecca on November 29, 2014 Linux Mint 17.1 will be a long term support release expected to be until 2019. Linux Mint 17.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Note :1) Take backup of your important data before upgrading, just incase if anything goes wrong we can re install freshly and restore the data.
2) The upgrade will take 20-25 mins based on your internet connection and application which you install.

1) Checking the current version of my Desktop

See my current desktop version in the below snapshot.

[email protected]:~# cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=17
DISTRIB_CODENAME=qiana
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17 Qiana"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.04, Trusty Tahr"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
VERSION_ID="14.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
cat: /etc/upstream-release: Is a directory

Screen shot for LinuxMint 17 (qiana)
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Method-1:

Here you can upgrade via GUI mode.
Menu >> Search “Update Manager” >> Open Update manager. Here you can see the “MintUpdate” package.
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Edit >> Choose >> Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
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Upgrade screen appears, then hit Continue.
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Click “Release notes for Linux Mint 17 Rebecca”, then hit Continue.
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Click “New feature in Linux Mint 17 Rebecca” then hit Continue.
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Tick “I understand the risk, i want to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca” check box, so that you get an “Apply” button. Then hit Apply.
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Enter your “sudo” password to perform upgrade. It takes some time based on your internet connection and the software which you install;, in my case it took 20-25 mins approx.
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Downloading package information.
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Downloading package files.
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Once the upgrade is completed, hit Close & reboot the system.
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After reboot you will see the welcome screen similar to the snapshot below.
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Screen shot for LinuxMint 17.1 (Rebecca)
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Method-2:

Here you can upgrade via terminal.

2a) Backup the repository file

Use the below command to backup your repository file.

[email protected] [~]# sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list  /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list.bak

2b) Modify the repository file

LinuxMint 17 & 17.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04. So just use the below command to replace “qiana” with “rebecca”.

[email protected] [~]# sudo sed -i 's/qiana/rebecca/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list

2c) Run upgrade LinuxMint 17 to 17.1

Now, its time to upgrade your Operating system from LinxuMint 17 (Qiana) to LinuxMint 17.1 (Rebecca). This upgrade will take 20-25 mins based on your internet connection and software which you install.

[email protected] [~]# sudo apt-get update

[email protected] [~]# sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

[email protected] [~]# sudo apt-get upgrade

2d) Check the version of my Desktop

Reboot your system and see the upgraded version. Use the below command to check the current version of your desktop.

[email protected]:~# cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.1
DISTRIB_CODENAME=rebecca
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.04.1 LTS, Trusty Tahr"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS"
VERSION_ID="14.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
cat: /etc/upstream-release: Is a directory

Enjoy the week end with LinuxMint 17.1 (Rebecca) !!

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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