Upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Mint 12
At last I decided to upgrade my EEEPC 900! The Ubuntu installation I was still using on it (10.04 LTS Netbook edition) was getting old so, after many live testing, and some “Test Drive” post I settled for installing Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”.
I prepared the installation, like usual, by writing a bootable SD card with Ubuntu's start-up disk tool. I then booted the EEEPC and started the installation program.
the installation wizard asked for the language, checked for disk space, internet and wireless availability. I so arrived to the installation type request.
here I have been a little surprised to find a “Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS to 12” option. Inter-distribution upgrades are a little unusual, even if Mint is a Ubuntu derivative. Often even simple distribution upgrades give trouble what will be try to upgrade from a distribution to another? By the way I decided to give this option a try after all there would have been ever time to format all the disk if things went too much on the wrong side.
The installation continued with the usual time zone and keyboard selection and the user data form
then the files copy and installation process started.
not all the application I already had installed could be recovered, so I’ve been shown a message after the installation process completed
conclusion (for now)
here how my new desktop looks like
at a first view most of the settings have been correctly imported but, at a deeper analysis some issues has come out. The installation did not recognize the Windows installation I have on the 4GB disk, some applications like Fbreader have not been installed, I have some problems with apt sources and LibreOffice spell check is missing. I'm on the way to solve these problems, I'll write about it as soon as possible. Concluding the installation worked quite fine, you can ever expect little problems from upgrade processes since areal system is never like a installation program may expect to find. Is up to you decide between restoring all your home settings or solving the post-upgrade issues.