LMDE Update Pack 5
Update Pack 5 was released as the “latest” update pack today. If you’re not using Linux Mint Debian, please ignore this post.
Using the Update Manager
… to update itself
The Update Manager always updates itself before other packages. If you see an update for “mintupdate-debian“, accept it and wait for the Update Manager to restart itself.
… to check your APT sources
… to know more about Update Pack 5
In the “Update Pack Info” window, make sure to read all the information related to Update Pack 5. Some of it might be irrelevant to you, but it will only take you a minute and it might you save you hours.
… to upgrade to Update Pack 5
When you’re ready and you know all that there is to know, press the “Install Updates” button.
During the update you’ll be asked a few things. One is quite important.. the new kernel will ask you where to install Grub. Answer with the location of your current Grub menu (which on most systems is “/dev/sda“).
Will LMDE get new ISO images with Update Pack 5?
Yes, in the coming weeks/months, the following editions will be released either with Update Pack 5 or Update Pack 6 (depending on whether UP6 is a quick/short follow-up update-pack or not):
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