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livram79
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 how to install Linux Mint Debian Squeeze


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How to install Linux Mint Debian Squeeze

 

1) Install Linux Mint Debian testing but do NOT apply any updates.

2) After finishing the installation do Not apply any updates but open a Terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

You will see some lines in that file. Replace the word ''testing'' with ''squeeze'' everywhere in those lines and save the changes. Now go to Menu > Package Manager > Settings > Repositories and mark Backported packages section. You can apply now all the updates and you are done. Please use sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade commands in the Terminal to update your system because mintupdate (the little shield icon in the bottom panel) does not work well in Debian version.

 

To make the updating work faster you can do this:

 

# The line deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport

represents the download mirror for upstream, import and backport packages. You can change it by going to Menu > Package Manager > Settings > Repositories > Download mirror (choose the nearest mirror to your location for better speed).

Also mark Backported packages section.

 

# You can replace this mirror deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free with a different one from here http://www.debian.org/mirror/list

 

example: for Canada use deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free

 

# I am not sure if you can change this mirror deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

 

# You can replace this mirror deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free with one from here http://www.debian-multimedia.org/debian-m.php <style type="text/css"> p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } </style>


Tags: install Mint Debian Squeeze
Created: 3 years ago.
Last edited: 3 years ago.
Reviewed: 3 years ago.
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Comments
2 years ago

untmdsprt
This tutorial needs to be updated with the current directory names. I found both a "squeeze-updates" and a "stable-updates" directory, but neither worked.

Seems to me like you should start off with a real Squeeze installation and then add the Mint based menus.
 
2 years ago

SLmanDR
Does this tut need an update?

Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dists/squeeze/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dists/squeeze/contrib/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dists/squeeze/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/squeeze/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/squeeze/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
 
3 years ago

livram79
gorade, please make sure you do Not mix Debian Testing with Debian Squeeze. That will definitely bring problems to your computer. Did you follow the steps in the tutorial exactly as I wrote? Did you mark the Backported packages in the Repositories? Please try a clean installation following the steps exactly as I wrote.
Thanks for your comment.
 
3 years ago

gorade
Every time I try sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, Linux mint Debian won't start afterwards. It seems to work until Gnome should load, but then ends up with a black screen.
I have to reinstall from a backup.
 

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