Linux Mint 14.1 Mate

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I am running Linux Mint 14.1 Mate. I have a number of updates that require installing.
I appear to have forgotten my password to start the Update Manager. Any suggestions
would be much appreciated. I do have the original install disc. Many thanks.
 


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wrong version reported likely.

14.1 nadia expired may 2014.

is it maybe 18.1 or 19.1?
 

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With the given suggestions so far I am unable to sort the problem.
1) I am unable to access www.psychocats.net as I get the following message
Secure Connection Failed
2) IT IS Mint 14.1 Mate and not Nadia 18.1 or 19.1
3) Please don't try to be amusing about breaking things!

I do happen to have a DVD with Mint 19 on it. This was a freebie from
LINUX Format magazine. Will this install over the top of my Mint 14 Mate
or will it give me another version besides my Mint 14.1?
 

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With the given suggestions so far I am unable to sort the problem.
1) I am unable to access www.psychocats.net as I get the following message
Secure Connection Failed
2) IT IS Mint 14.1 Mate and not Nadia 18.1 or 19.1
3) Please don't try to be amusing about breaking things!

I do happen to have a DVD with Mint 19 on it. This was a freebie from
LINUX Format magazine. Will this install over the top of my Mint 14 Mate
or will it give me another version besides my Mint 14.1?
You can install Linux Mint over Mint 14.1.
When it comes time to partition just tell the installer to erase the entire disk and install Linux Mint 19.
 

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@Abyvagen it may help for you to take a look at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Mint_version_history

which will help you identify Linux Mint versions and their codenames.

18.1 and 19.1 were Serena and Tara respectively, not Nadia.

Also note that Long Term Support LTS versions receive 5 years support, but all point releases only 9 months. This is linked to Ubuntu.

MATE is a desktop environment, not a release. You can read about DEs at

https://renewablepcs.wordpress.com/about-linux/kde-gnome-or-xfce/

Wizard
 

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I am running Linux Mint 14.1 Mate. I have a number of updates that require installing.
I appear to have forgotten my password to start the Update Manager. Any suggestions
would be much appreciated. I do have the original install disc. Many thanks.
First off, you aren't supposed to just leave your password around as if it's your own brains charity to remember it. I suggest you get a notepad in real life, and write all your passwords down on it. Do NOT use the same passwords either! That is a DEATH WISH! I used to think this personally and used to save all of my passwords on my Windows PC, when I used to be an normal PC user, and it ended up with all of my information being stolen because it was one singular password held on a PC notebook. If you do not wish to take the time to write this down though, at least take the time to make a PC note on all of your passwords, then take the time to make up a random HASH PGP Key (Encryption Key) that you would write down in real life about a page long is how much I use, to secure that file of ever being broken into, regarding the situation.
 
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