The upgrade tool is ready. It makes upgrading from Linux Mint 5 to Linux Mint 6 trivial. Now, having said that… this is still a risky operation.
The recommended way to install Linux Mint is to perform a fresh install. We’re planning to release Linux Mint 6 tomorrow so I personally recommend you wait until then and go the safe way, try the ISO, see if it works well with your computer and then decide to upgrade, or even better, to perform a fresh install.
With all these warning you probably wonder why I’m trying to convince you not to use the tool I just wrote. It’s been properly tested, it works well but it still presents a risk. Even though I prefer people to perform fresh installs from the live CD, a lot of people asked for this tool. As usual I provide a choice and a recommendation. If for any reason you can’t afford loosing your current system, then stay away from this tool.
From Linux Mint 5 Elyssa, install the package “mintupgrader-elyssa-main” and run the upgrade tool from the menu (“Upgrade to Linux Mint 6” in the Administration category).
When the upgrade is finished. Reboot the computer by opening a terminal and by typing “sudo reboot” (without the quotes).
Give us your feedback and for those who make it all the way to Felicia, enjoy Linux Mint 6.
Edit: This tool is designed for the Main edition.