I was just going along my merry way, browsing the interblag, when all of a sudden I realized, I need to update my OS. So, I go and I open the apt update gui thing, I click upgrade, and I go from 17.1 to 17.2, then 17.2 to 17.3. This is my first mistake. I don't restart before going straight into
apt install mintupgrade. I follow the instructions from the mint website, I run
mintupgrade check after backing up, and I copy paste the list of packages to a text file. I then run
apt remove <giant list of files from text file>. Now things go from bad to worse. I try to repeat and run
mintupgrade check. It can't find the command mintupgrade. I run
apt install mintupgrade again. Can't find package. Turns out, all the internet things are broken, wired and wireless, and all
ifconfig shows is localhost. I try and restart, and now I'm stuck on the loading screen for Ubuntu (?) 17.1, and I have no internet and no more upgrade utility. How may I save myself without a full reinstall, and also how did this happen?
In summary, here are my steps:
apt install mintupgrade
- Copy list of packages which are blocking the update to text file
apt remove <list of packages from text file>
My best guess of the steps to solve would be:
- Figure out how to get ethernet working again
- Try again!