Convert MX Linux core to Debian GNU / Linux 9 Stretch

MX Linux, a Linux distribution based on fixed Debian. The distribution came from cooperation between its communities antiX and MEPIS Linux that has ceased to grow.

It uses Xfce as the default desktop, and is an operating system that combines a sleek and efficient desktop with simple settings, high stability, consistent performance and minimal footprint. In short it is a fairly light distribution that does not sacrifice quality…

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Below we will see how to upgrade your distribution to Debian Debian testing (Debian GNU / Linux 9 Stretch), nearing official linux

After installing MX Linux 16.1-beta1 from the installation image (you can also upgrade your system with the same ISO) I have heard the following:

From a root terminal

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

for any last minute updates

After the same terminal

nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

use # to disable old repo and add it below

deb testing main

So antix.list will look like the following

# Use with Debian Stable/Jessie repositories.
#deb jessie main
# Προσθέστε τα Debian Testing repositories.
deb testing main

to save your changes to nano
press Y and enter

and go to the next nano

nano /etc/apt/sources.d/debian.list

and add the following lines

deb stretch main contrib non-free

Save your changes as we did above and let's move on with the update

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

It will start upgrading to your system, and if you do all of the above, you will be able to download approximately 800MB updated applications.

If you see an error while installing from the terminal, use the following command after the end of the updates

apt-get -f install

and then another one

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

During the installation, you will be prompted to restart certain services. Press NO and you will do so at the end to stop the upgrade. mx linux

In case you see (3-4 times) messages like this, press Enter for the default command

The default action is to keep your current version.
*** .xxxxxx (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N]

You are ready, you can proceed to a reboot and you will have a new Stretch system.

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