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Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3 "Rosa"

Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3 "Rosa"Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3 "Rosa"

Released the official instructions for updating the distributions of Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE and KDE Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of MintGuide.org is not a native English speaker.

1. Open the Update Manager and click Check for updates/Refresh. After the check for updates in the Update Manager should appear one line with the proposal of updating mintupdate. Click Install updates. or

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade

Personally, I then rebooted the computer.
2. To upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa in the menu of the Update Manager, click edit, where you should see the line - upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa:

Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3

3. Click on this line to confirm, and then click Install updates and follow the on-screen instructions:

Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3 "Rosa"Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3 "Rosa"

After the update is complete, restart the computer to start using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa.

Additional information

1. This upgrade method is applicable for editions of Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce and KDE, after they will be released as a stable release at the end of the current month.

2. Linux Mint 17.3 has a more recent kernel than that which is used in 17.2. This update does not change the kernel after the upgrade. But you can change the kernel, by installing the recommended kernel from the Update Manager - View - Linux kernels after upgrade to 17.3:

Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3

Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3 "Rosa"Official update Linux Mint from 17.2 to 17.3 "Rosa"

Do not forget to restart the computer

Good Luck!!!

Edited by Shekin - 8-01-2016, 08:06
Reason: New informatuin added

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  1. Zach
    Thanks; everything worked great! The Linux community is awesome.
  2. Cat Tilley
    You'd think that by now, nVidia GTX drivers would be in the install media, just to run a Live session, yet they're not in there at the time. It's not like the GTX family was recently created, these GPU's has been around for some time, well over a year, closer to 18-20 months.

    Plus Linux MInt 17.3 didn't bring back the proper cpu-indicator that was also lacking in 17.2, yet 17 & 17.1 still has the option.

    I'm a 6.5 year veteran Linux MInt user, and this is downright shameful to be regressing, rather than progressing. While I know that Ubuntu is no better, I expected Mint to step up, as they did with other releases, and do what none of the others has, with graphic support out of the box for all modern GPU's,

    It used to be that a complete Mint install, including configuration, was a one hour deal for it's longtime users, for those with nVidia cards, it's more like a day to get the drivers, make the GRUB screen right, with some luck, have the Linux Mint logo.

    I'm hopeful that with Mint 18, this is resolved, otherwise will move on to another distro that supports modern nVidia GPU's out of the box.

  3. Nathileo
    IceaВ Alinutza,
    Upgraded to Linux Mint 17.3.....so far so good
  4. Shekin
    NathileoВ Martins,
    Synaptic manager
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  5. Nathileo Martins
    Okay. Thanks. Going for the upgrade now

    I'm a newbie to Linux from Windows. So, pardon my questions that will be flowing in.
    Another preoccupation i have is how to locate the libs i install, for example, the ia32-libs, where or how do i find its location or directory?
  6. Icea Alinutza
    NathileoВ Martins,
    No! Your configuration will be kept! :)
  7. Shekin
    NathileoВ Martins,
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  8. Nathileo Martins
    After upgrade to Rosa will i lose my files?
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