[nSLUG] System will not upgrade to Linux Mint 19.3

Douglas Guptill dguptill at accesswave.ca
Sat Dec 28 22:25:48 AST 2019


On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 09:12:17PM -0400, HOG mail wrote:

> Pardon the intrusion and the probable reaction to such an inane
> question.  However, I am very much a newbie at Linux - still
> learning.  i recently rebooted my Linux machine after a 2 year
> hiatus.  My system is Linux Mint 17.3.  I tried to upgrade to 19.3
> “Tricia” however, it does not upgrade and the wallpaper still shows
> 17.3 and a check of the about box shows 17.3 Cinnamon.  Any advise
> is greatly appreciated.

Most distributions try to make "upgrade" work from one number to the
next.  Such as "17.3 to 18.<something>".

When that has been done, try an upgrade from the new 18 to 19.


> When I tried to do what it suggested on the Firefox web browser, the
> upgrade manager comes back as “System is up to date”.

I suggest you forget that until you have upgraded the operating system
(Linux)

Regards,
Douglas.



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