How to Upgrade from Linux Mint 18.3 to 19

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Let’s fumble our way through an in place upgrade of Linux Mint from version 18.3 to the latest 19, shall we? Official Instructions: …

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50 thoughts on “How to Upgrade from Linux Mint 18.3 to 19

  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Windows 8 finally crashed … Had mint 17.1 running from disk … Saw 19 on firefox homepage … Love it so far … Most fun on pc since xp … Thanks for videos .. Oh was able to get in windows documents folder and retrieve that one file I didn't backup…amazing stuff

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    I did a clean install from Win10 to Tara 19. I couldn't find Wine and later realised that the stable version still not ready for 19.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    I upgraded to 19. Went to install Wine…very hard. Wine is not ready for 19. Oh,well just have to wait.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Mine froze up after 2 hours but after letting it stay frozen until the hdd light stop blinking I rebooted and it rebooted fine into LM19

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Lets all vote Dr. Edward Morbius' comment up. I'd like to see that video too. screw the snowflakes.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    I do a bunch of gaming and for years now that has been my reason for not running Linux. Is it a good option to run Linux. Then through a VM load Windows for my games only? Or would this use enough valuable resources to not run my games as smooth? Or are there any alternatives? I would love to switch to make it my main install but I have to have my games.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Hi, have never downloaded Linux (contemplating on it though, still use "winblows" (saw that in the comments)
    Do most people have there main OS as winblows and use linux in a virtual box? What do YOU do? Or should I do a duel boot OR delete winblows all together?

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Why you deleted your last video about Linux is Freedom? I was just watching it, when you deleted it.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    You took the Windows 10 video down? Why? Because of a bunch of pantie waist snowflakes? They need to go watch some PewDiePie or Troom Troom so they don't hear anything contrary to their worldview. Once you get past the fact that it takes hours, yes, hours to install Win 10, and then overlook the fact MS installs what they want on Win 10 you're faced with all the data collection and telemetry. There is no need for a Windows OS except for games, at home, or professional use, which nullifies all the complaints that you, and I, have mentioned.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Thanks for producing this kind of "hands on" video.
    Seeing someone else do it can help relieve worries about trying to do it yourself.
    For one, I appreciate all your vids!

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    DONT GO TO LINUX MINT 19 YET….ITS BUGGED FFS DONT IT HAS TO MANY BUGS SO…

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Joe, i was running 18.3 and went for the upgrade instead of clean install. first timeshift worked great cause what happened i was already running the 4.15.024 kernel in 18.3 system upgraded to the that kernel and with no issues but when doing the upgrade the system would crash when loading 19. so timeshift just worked great putting back to 18.3 so i went back farther in time and with a older kernel let everything update in 18.3 then did the upgrade again to 19 and wow , the system is now running 19 with no data loss and worked perfect. i also use nvidia driver for my gtx 1070 first i was thinking that was the issue, it was all due the the kernel.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Why not back up on external HD. And fresh install your Linux mint.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Ok I tried to install Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit on a computer with an Intel Pentium (R) Dual CPU E2200 processor 2.20 GHz and 4 GB RAM. The install started fine got to a point and gave me the message no live install found. I tried to install Ubuntu Studio 64 bit same results. I assumed the 64 bit would work since it currently has Windows 10 professional 64 bit installed. Any ideas?

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    So since you should download and test the live 19 anyhow, and it's faster to install 19 from the live disk anyhow…. why futz with the upgrade? All you need to do is install your extra apps and ppas and you're done with a clean system. I keep all my data on a separate partition, anyhow.

    The Ubuntu upgrade works like ringin' a bell. A lot of people asked for it on Mint I guess. Clem oughta give up on it, like they did with KDE.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    How I can back up my data . I want to know how to restore it after fresh install linux mint 19 .Thank you

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    I hated this failed operation
    I repeated it five times yesterday and all failed
    I think I will wait for November when the 19.1 is released
    And then used it
    I will stay with mint 18.3 until that time

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Just tried to do a fresh install Mint 19 Cinnamon on a "non-virtual machine". And after updating to the latest Kernel it crashed. And seems to take out all the older Kernels too making timeshift hard to use. Seems that many others are having the same problems as me. So I am back to 18 until some months have passed. Imao at this moment LM 19 should still be in beta!
    Furthermore it seems that there many videos on youtube telling that LM19 works fine. But they are ALL using a virtual machine, rather than real hardware. So this methodology seems to have limitations as a VM does NOT give an accurate idea about the stability of an actual install.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Follow all the suggestions Joe and Clem are listing. It takes awhile so have the time available like Joe said in the video you have to enter you password a few times. I upgraded a HP6300 mini desktop with an i5 with no issues. Also upgraded an old Dell Laptop with a T6570. The laptop was still mdm so I had to go over to lightdm first. Both machines running fine , Ran Hardinfo and all Benchmarks look fine. Oh, one thing that happen on my laptop is /var filled up and I had to run Bleachbit. For most users this will not be a problem my /var is a separate partition of 4GB. Mint 19 is slick as are the apps like LibreOffice.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Well that was a disaster. Cinnamon crashed.. device manager won't launch…some apps won't launch. Think twice before upgrading.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Have done some installs, both from beta, then upgrade, and from the release candidate, which along with many others, I have to sadly declare "not yet ready". Some important time-savers:
    Do NOT fall for updating the kernel past the .23 version. You won't be able to use timeshift if it won't even boot after that. This testing was done mostly on intel NUC machines.
    Your first update after install will have errors due to redirect loops. Just go again, it'll work the next time – but shows some real sloppiness and lack of testing outside some virtual environment. Sad, I love Mint/Mate, or I used to.

    If using Mate, as I do, you're going to find it very frustrating to customize the launcher panel, as I do. The window list can't be moved, preferenced and so on, and you can't easily add things to the launcher part (this wasn't always easy in 18, but if you carefully clicked just so…). Now it's simply, well, less difficult, as easy doesn't apply – to just create a new one and wipe out the old one. Good luck getting the tray icons and window switcher etc on the right side and no wasted space there.
    Also, sysemD has some new tricks – if anything is mounted, it can't reboot, this is going to be popular with sysadmins who have to work remotely. And mounting in fstab via UUID doesn't work either and prevents a boot. Thanks Red Hat for supporting a saboteur. If you're a home gamer like most here, those extra "Features" that make it better for RH support in the cloud really hamper a real user.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    rather just reinstall , i keep everything on second drive …..thanks for the video interesting to see what people get up to with linux,
    im a newby to the linux world

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Currently running on 18.3, will upgrading to 19 would uninstall all the softwares that are currently installed in 18.3? I dont want to update if all softwares are uninstalled.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    If you go to preferences in the update manager, there's actually an option to turn off the message telling you to switch to a local mirror.
    At 24:15, the option was right there.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Joe, can you help a noob out? My grub loader is my usb, not my ssd! i have to load up my usb every boot to start manjaro. any advice?

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    This LM19 tutorial saved me from my 18.3 katoolin fail, borked it hard, managed to do all this from recovery mode

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    please say "Thank you for clicking on the video" =(…………I miss that

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    After having the breakage I did yesterday, I would also be one who joints the clean install vs upgrade for LM 19. The issues that happened yesterday were as follows:
    The boot screen was for Ubuntu and Cinnamon crashed and would not start upon reboot.
    Today I did a clean install into a fresh VM for LM 19, and the install was much faster, and the end result of the installed OS was much cleaner and snappier.
    I use VMWare products for my virtual machines, and I can tell you having used both VirtualBox, and VMWare products, VMWare is going to give you a much more realistic experience to running on Native hardware in a VM then I ever got from Virtualbox. Anyway, that is what i'm basing my results on, when making the above recommendation. If it went screwy in the professional environment I provided for it, chances are it would have done the same thing on physical hardware, especially if you had a setup similar to me on your mint install. So just saving those who aren't as tech aware, some frustrations here. Mint 19 is a nice release, I played with it a bit, and i didn't have too many quirks, once cleaned installed. Have a great day!

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Good afternoon Mr. Joe! 🙂

    I'd love to ask you to discuss with the community the topic of raising funds for Linux projects in general. I'm in the position where I need to find a viable alternative for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (I'm a graphic designer). The truth is – I'd love to migrate to Linux full time, so it would be very good to have those type of software available, but GIMP and Inkscape in their actual state aren't even taken seriously as professional tools.

    And here is the thought I had today in the morning – if there is so much people hating Windows 10, and if Linux is lacking software in its ecosystem, why is it so hard to raise enough money to develop those programs at full speed (and I mean reaaaaly speed it up? Improve UI/UX, workflow, features etc.)? Why I see a lot of people complaining about the state of Linux software in general, but doing nothing to change it?

    I would love to organise some kickstarter campaign, but I don't know anything about the fundraising and the legal stuff around it. For example, there is an alternative called Affinity Designer, which costs just about $50. It is available for Windows, Mac, but not for Linux. The developers and mods of their forum stated that they need AT LEAST $500k in order to make the port for Linux. And there is a question – why can't we get together as a community to make a change and take a huge, bold action, just like the above (kickstarter campaign) with huge marketing it through people just like you, Sir? It could be GIMP, Inkscape, whatever – just making this first step in popularizing Linux through way faster development of the software. And then, the snowball will go and will get bigger.

    I'm writing this here because I believe that this channel has a huge potential to spark the discussion in the community. I'm not the best person to make something huge, that will move it forward. As you can see, I'm not even an English native speaker. Again, it could be even one-day event from every game streamer out there, where all of the donations from this day goes to chosen Linux project. Just saying.

    I'd be really aprreciated if this topic could be discussed on your channel.

    Thank you very much for your hard work and I really appreciate the content!

    Best regards,
    Krzysztof (just call me Chris 😉 )

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    And people complain the distros like Fedora are hard to use because the upgrades are difficult. In-place Fedora upgrades are a breeze compared to what you went through.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Thanks Joe, great video.
    I am on 18.3 Cinnamon but I think I will do a complete re install.
    I will use Aptik to save my sh*t!!

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    I just backed up what little i had on my hdd to the nas and did a clean install. The install process took about 2minutes on my gear, then an hour or so to get everything back to the way I had it. Took longer to get my Windows 10 VM "Activated" via MS's bullsh*t than getting everything setup again.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    So the long and the short of this video is do a full back-up with XBT and re-install, right? Faster & easier! Also read the instructions, then follow them. 🙂

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Installed Mint19 and after updates got locked out with a .ICEauthority error dialog box. After reading through the forums and trying out different commands, decided to reinstall and not update everything right off the bat.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    the idea of mounting the iso to a usb stick and then booting your machine from it just to see if there are any issues is a good one. I will have to remember that.
    thanks for another good video.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    I'm sorry I couldn't wait for this video I knew was coming before updating. I'm not a newbie anymore I guess: I got on the Beta when I got problems with the old 18.3 and as soon the 19 got out I installed the Xfce and it's almost as good as MATE: In Xfce I can't embiggen my trashcan on the desktop like I could in MATE. I chose Xfce because everybody stated that this desktop-flavour was lighter than the others and therefore less hardware-demanding. and I like it. Mate is a notch more user-friendly. I'm sure Cinnamon has more bells and whisthles as well.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Joe, I ran the Backup Tool on 18.3 to make a list of the packages that I had installed. Fortunately I have a separate home partition so it's saved it. After I did the install of mint 19, I used the Backup Tool to reinstall almost every package that I had on 18.3

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    In the end worked. Thank you
    But there is a problem with all video players.
    Could you try opening a video in new system.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Make sure you delete Microsoft truetype-fonts if you have them installed prior to doing the upgrade. Otherwise when it tries to download The Replacements during the upgrade it will bring up an end-user license agreement, and there's no way to respond to accept the license agreement

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Did the upgrade on my Dex XPS 15 9750. Linux Mint 19 is slow to boot and it freezes when U try to open different applications have to do a reboot. Well since upgrading is not necessary I with stick with Mint 18.3

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Fo some reason, the update broke cinnamon for me, but other desktops worked, and then they didn't… this was on both VMs and my actual machine. I had to do a fresh installed and then it worked.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Sure a fresh, clean install would be preferable if all you have is data in your /home directory that can be backed up externally. On my main machine I have installed additional software in /opt, which includes my Steam game library. The time to go through the upgrade process may be longer than a clean install, but then reinstalling many gigabytes of additional programs would easily take a lot longer to complete after a clean install. I would probably consider an upgrade using this method, but for the time being I'm fine with 18.3. I've got 19 freshly installed on an old laptop to test the brand new minty goodness.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    @ Minute 21:00 that's why I don't change the default repos, because later Linuxmint will be complaining about repos not being found or apt cache is corrupt.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Nice to see the pro at work, struggling, having fun, just like the rest of us… goodtimes 🙂

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Why can't it just update kernel and packages (in the background) and restart? Why so complicated?

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