Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

Postby nordurljosahvida » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:29 am

Hi. Is it possible to upgrade directly from 12.4 to 15 like Ubuntu?

Thanks
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Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:43 pm

No I'm afraid you can't as it is a totally different beast as it now also has flatpak as well as snap support. ;)
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Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

Postby zabadabadoo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17 pm

Looking forwards to whenever I replace 12.4 Core with 15 Core final release on my dual boot rig.
I assume I will need to format the / (root) directory that contained 12.4 system before installing 15, as it is a different OS and not an update to 12.
Will I also have to format the home directory because of different settings regime for Zorin OS 15?
i.e. effectively a fresh install on clean partitions.
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Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:09 am

Hi, just to be safe, open /home folder and press 'Ctrl+ H' to show hidden files if not shown - most of these will have a '.' in front of them and both . folders and files may hold different application information, such as bookmarks and Browser settings etc so that when you install Zorin afresh with 15 you can then put these settings back in place. The devs have finally listened to me and now made Firefox the default browser. Geary is now gone (huzzah!) but replaced with Evolution as they are aiming for the corporate market - can be fiddly to configure but you can always install Thunderbird. ;) :D
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Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

Postby zabadabadoo » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:19 pm

Just reading again. Questions remain:
Still not sure whether I must format /home partition as well as / (root) partition when installing Zorin 15 where I before had Zorin 12.4?

Does /home hold settings for the specific Zorin Operating System, as well as settings for Application Programs?
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Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:41 pm

Primarily for apps and perhaps system specific applications. If you were to install Zorin 15 without doing anything it would potentially create a new /home which would ignore your existing one. I would advise you back up everything in /home, wipe your drive and start afresh using the manual installation method. ;) :D
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