How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 from a previous version

Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2This week there have been several news related to the Linux distribution that made the Cinnamon graphical environment famous: on Monday, Clement Lefebvre advanced us that the next version of its operating system would be released this weekend, on Wednesday uploaded the ISO images to your FTP servers and yesterday friday threw it and published the official guide on how to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina". As you will see below, the process is similar to others in the past.

But, before continuing, I would like to highlight something: how can you check if you access the link from Lefebvre's official tutorial, the first thing we read is that «It is now possible to update Linux Mint 19 (or 19.1) to version 19.2«. This means that, in theory, the option that invites us to climb Tina It will only appear if we are in one of the two previous versions of Linux Mint.

Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 from 19 or 19.1

  1. We create a backup of all important data.
  2. We deactivate the wallpaper.
  3. We open the Update Manager and update everything that appears, especially applets, desklets, extensions and Cinnamon themes.
  4. We launch the System Updater by clicking Edit / Update to "Linux Mint 19.2 Tina".

Update Linux Mint

  1. We follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  2. If you ask us whether to keep or replace the configuration files, we choose to replace them.
  3. As an optional step, we add / remove packages, that is, we install what we need and uninstall what we don't want.
  4. Finally, we restart the computer.

Instructions for updating Linux Mint

If you are in a previous version not supported to update to Tina, it can be updated by making a backup copy of all important data, creating a Live USB of Tina and, in the installation type section, choosing "Update". Another option would be to go up to the versions that do allow us to install until we reach Tina.

Have you already updated Tina? How is Clement Lefebvre's latest pitch going?


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  1.   Guido said

    How do I update it from version 17.1 REBECCA ???

    1.    pablinux said

      Hi Guido. That is somewhat more complicated because there is no official option. I think you have two options: go up to the maximum version that your operating system allows you, which would mean that you would have to update several times, or create a pendrive with the new version and in the type of installation choose «update to Linux Mint 19.3 ». I would recommend the second, taking into account that there may be important changes and something could present problems for you.

      A greeting.