I recommend to download all packages first using command
apt-get -d dist-upgrade.
I have upgraded my Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) to 16 (Petra) with only one glitch,
which was kernel panic during
apt-get dist-upgrade command. Afterwards system
was not able to boot. To fix that I booted from USB stick, mounted partitions
from the hard drive, mounted proc, dev and sys, chroot to mounted partition and
continued with upgrade.
dpkg command was necessary to be able to continue with
# mkdir /mnt/root # fsck /dev/sda1 # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/root # mount -t proc proc /mnt/root/proc # mount --rbind /dev /mnt/root/dev # mount --rbind /sys /mnt/root/sys # chroot /mnt/root /bin/bash # source /etc/profile # dpkg --configure -a # apt-get dist-upgrade
If you have questions/comments, feel free to conact me at my e-mail.