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Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin (SOLVED)
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:17:02 pm »
OK this will be my first upgrade when l step up from 10 to 10 respin...what should l expect regarding my existing files...will it be necessary to save and transfer or will the upgrade give me an option to maintain everything l currently have?
Back up is a no brainer but just thought everything may just be transferred seeing as it is a respin and not a complete OS change.
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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 12:36:31 am »
Hi windrose,

There is no method of automatically upgrading from one PeppermintOS version to another. To move to the respin follow this tutorial;)

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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 12:38:27 am »
Well done Slim I was trying to find that post, to answer you beat me to it.  :D
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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 07:49:31 am »
Thanks Guys, might you suggest prorams best (easy to use) to perform back up of my existing files?

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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 08:03:43 am »
Hi windrose,

I have no experience with any backup programs. I keep my personal files on a separate data partition (which you might want to also set up) and back that up regularly to external drives.  8)

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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 08:41:31 am »
Thanks Slim Fatz, I have always just saved files to an Ex HD and then imported them after the installation of the new OS. But may just use your tutorial you have linked to l like that as it will give me some more practice with the terminal.
The link to PCnet's tutorial will effectively do the same as taking the program from the Peppermint Main download page? As l have made a USB drive Live respin using the Main Page Download as l had thought it may be more recent.

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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 11:47:39 am »
The link to PCnet's tutorial will effectively do the same as taking the program from the Peppermint Main download page?
The short answer is yes. Since you already have downloaded the new respin and created a live USB, then you can use it to install the respin. Just make sure that you have backed up your personal files!!  ;)

Alternatively, you could also follow PCNetSpec's tutorial.  8)

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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 06:12:43 pm »
Thanks Slim Fatz, I have always just saved files to an Ex HD and then imported them after the installation of the new OS. But may just use your tutorial you have linked to l like that as it will give me some more practice with the terminal.
The link to PCnet's tutorial will effectively do the same as taking the program from the Peppermint Main download page? As l have made a USB drive Live respin using the Main Page Download as l had thought it may be more recent.

Hi windrose, I highly recommend you try Slim.Fatz tutorial and make a DATA partition. I would recommend leaving the / partition at about 30g and the rest of the harddrive as the DATA partition. You'll be super happy you did.
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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 08:31:35 pm »
Would the data partition be on an ext HD?

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Re: Upgrading to Peppermint 10 respin
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 07:03:46 am »
Would the data partition be on an ext HD?

The DATA partition could be on an external hard drive if you so desire but it doesn't have to be.  If you install it on an external hard drive, the drive will have to be connected always and booted up on start up. How big is your computer's hard drive?
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