This is a process for users who are already using Linux Mint 19 Tara (older version) and wants to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa (New Version) in graphical mode. The computer must be connected to internet during up-gradation process. After ensuring the internet connectivity, follow the following steps to upgrade to latest version:
a) Creating a snapshot:
Before upgrading, its recommended to create a snapshot of the existing system. It proves to be a precautionary measure, in case, the up-gradation is not successful. It helps users to return to the stable state of the operating system.
For creating a snapshot, launch “Timeshift” application from the application Menu. Proceed with the default options while enabling scheduled snapshots to restore back to your previous stable versions anytime. Click on “create” to start the snapshot creation. After completion, type a name for this snapshot in the “comments” column for recognition.
b) Disable Screensaver:
After taking the snapshot, disable the screensaver to prevent interruption during up-gradation process.
To disable the screensaver, launch “Screensaver” Application from the application Menu. Go to “Settings” and set “Delay before starting the screensaver” to “Never”. Close the Application.
c) Upgrade to New Version
To upgrade to new version Launch “Update Manager” application from the Application Menu. Switch to nearest mirror for faster downloads. Install Updates after cache update. Wait for all Packages to be downloaded. There may be scenario when all packages are not downloaded at once due to inter-dependency on other packages. You will see red highlights while downloading packages is in progress and an error message at the end. In this case, re-click on Install Updates. Repeat this process till all packages are successfully downloaded.
On successful download of all packages, the installation of these downloaded packages will begin and you will get the message “Your System is up to date” on successful updating of packages.
Now, go to “Edit” – – > “Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa”. Check default options and click on next. Packages download will start. Wait for all Packages to be downloaded. There may be scenario when all packages are not downloaded at once due to inter-dependency. You will see red highlights while downloading packages is in progress and an error message at the end. In this case, click on “Apply” again or Go to “Edit” – – > “Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa” and repeat the process till all packages are successfully downloaded.
On successful download of all packages the installation will begin and you will get the message “Your Operating System was successfully upgraded. Please reboot your computer for all changes to take effect”.
Reboot your System and your Linux Mint latest version will be ready to use.
Watch the live demonstration of the above process in the following video:
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