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I'll recheck the Kernel removal.

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Şerban S.:

--- Quote from: Jerry on October 31, 2022, 05:20:59 PM ---Just a note for folks. Please do not mention that you have a new release or the fact that you may have upgraded already, anytime prior to the official Announcement. This has the potential to cause unnecessary Support requests on the Forums with people jumping the gun and not following the correct Upgrade procedure. Thank you :)

--- End quote ---

Got that! :)

I checked the mirror for the .ISO before upgrade, done low level backups (CloneZilla).
Also, the Update Manager installed the key components and since I did it in CLI, I saw every line of output.
But... This is how I did it, that's true!

Thanks, again! :)
Works fine, after over 8 hours of uptime! :)
I have nothing to tweak so far! ;) :)

Just a note for folks. Please do not mention that you have a new release or the fact that you may have upgraded already, anytime prior to the official Announcement. This has the potential to cause unnecessary Support requests on the Forums with people jumping the gun and not following the correct Upgrade procedure. Thank you :)

Şerban S.:
Hi, and thanks! :)!

--- Quote from: Jerry on October 31, 2022, 02:16:04 PM ---[...] - Fixed Kernel Removal in Lite Tweaks [...]
--- End quote ---

This is still to be fixed!
I tested it and removes nothing of the old .5.15-0.33.x
See this post:

Best regards! :)

Release Announcement

Linux Lite 6.2 Final is now available for download and installation.

This release is mostly comprised of UI adjustments, up to date software and bug fixes. This release improves upon 6.0 with numerous UI enhancements, updates to many Linux Lite applications, the newest stable LibreOffice, Lite Upgrade has a new end dialogue, there's a new Video Editor in Lite Software and much more.

See below for details.


Lite Upgrade

Many re-writes to this application, just in time for the 6.2 release. A new end dialogue is included and we've integrated the newest, stable LibreOffice into the up-grader.

Updated Icons

The latest Papirus icon set has been included.

Shotcut replaces Openshot in Lite Software

We researched a replacement for Openshot since it has been broken in Jammy for a long time now, we didn't want people to be left without a feature rich, simple to use video editor.

Other Changes:

- Fixed dialogue lengths of many Linux Lite applications
- Fixed hostname bug in Lite Tweaks
- Many updates to the Help Manual.
- The Hardware Database now has over 75,000 submissions. 100k here we come!
- Fixed bug in Lite Sources not populating the codename
- Purging even more logs in Lite Tweaks, freeing up space
- Latest stable versions of Chrome, LibreOffice, Lite applications etc
- New wallpapers
- Task Manager (System Monitoring Center) right click now works everywhere, updated icon
- Microsoft Teams removed from Lite Software, no longer maintained by Microsoft, instead, they will offer a PWA version only for Linux. Ref.
- Fixed Kernel Removal in Lite Tweaks
- Fixed application to handle directories, Catfish opening instead of Thunar in some instances
- Fixed ‘apt-key’ Deprecation warning on Ubuntu
- Minor additions to Lite Patch to deal with potential Update errors
- Release Notes link on the first Installer slide will now bring up the Start page from the Help Manual.

Plus many other tweaks and changes.

Window Theme: Materia
Icon Theme: Papirus
Font: Roboto Regular

How do I know if my Windows PC has UEFI?

In Windows Search, type msinfo or msinfo32 and launch the desktop app named System Information. Look for the BIOS Mode item, and if the value for it is UEFI, then you have the UEFI firmware. If it says BIOS Mode Legacy, then that’s the firmware you’re running.

Secure Boot is supported, but unless you know exactly how to handle it, it is a P.I.T.A. at best so I am going to must disable Secure Boot to enable stress free computing.

Some helpful snippets from the latest Help Manual:

UEFI Support link -


Kernel: 5.15.0-52 ( custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 6.0+ )
Chrome: 107.0
Thunderbird: 102.2.2
VLC: 3.0.16
Gimp: 2.10.30
Base: 22.04.1

Known Issues:

Eject Media prompt is only available at the end of the UEFI install.
Desktop icons - English support only.
Dropbox: if you get an error, run the set up twice.
There is NO Grub Edit in Lite Tweaks in this Series for Linux Lite due to an unsolvable issue. Ubuntu will show in the Grub menu if you are dual or more booting. Try Grub Customizer if it annoys you.
Grub menu shows Linux Lite as 'Ubuntu'. See below for more on this.

- Open /etc/default/grub as Administrator.
- Comment out: GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` and leave GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR='Linux Lite' uncommented.
- Should look like:
#GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
- sudo update-grub

Grub - press the ESC key whilst booting in UEFI mode after your BIOS has posted. Use the SHIFT key if running Linux Lite in Legacy mode.

OEM Install option - is broken and crashes near the end of the install. If a fix can't be found, it will be excluded from each release until a solution if found.

You tell me.


There has been some tweaks to the Lite Upgrade code from Series 5.x. Most notably, the end dialogue has been simplified and will ask you to either Reboot, Shutdown or View Log. Also, Lite Welcome will no longer be displayed after a Reboot. Just look at Lite Widget to see if you upgraded successfully to 6.2 or do:

--- Code: ---cat /etc/llver
--- End code ---

in a Terminal, should return Linux Lite 6.2. The upgrade log is stored in /var/log/lite-upgrade.log for those interested in the process.

> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)
> Set a Restore Point - Menu, System, Timeshift
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade
> Reboot

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade do:

--- Code: ---sudo apt-get install --reinstall lite-upgrade-series6
--- End code ---

and, or:

--- Code: ---rm -rf ~/.local/share/applications/lite-upgrade.desktop
--- End code ---

then try Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade again.

Having problems upgrading?

First thing to do is open a terminal, and make sure you have the latest version of Lite Upgrade.

--- Code: ---apt policy lite-upgrade-series6
--- End code ---

should return:

--- Code: ---  Installed: 6.0-0020-linuxlite
  Candidate: 6.0-0020-linuxlite
--- End code ---

If you've ran Install Updates and still don't have this version or greater you can either - wait 24 hours, or change to the default Linux Lite repository in Lite Sources.

Lite Patch error during upgrade.

If you see the following error during Updates, just run Updates again straight after. Then Reboot. This will clear the error and allow you to upgrade to 6.2

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:

- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Lite Tweaks
- New Lite Patch
- New Lite Software
- New Lite Sounds
- New Lite Sources
- New Lite Themes
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Lite User Manager
- New Lite Welcome
- Update LibreOffice

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- No changes to the user space are needed (all changes handled in the system space).

There is no upgrade path from RC to Final or from Series to Series.



Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 6.2 Final 64bit
MD5SUM: 61d31b869cbe63803c1d18c306fb772b
SHA256: 8bfee7756772b8f4613b783fa7be3996be9a2bebd39364d407f4c17ad24bdef4
Size: 2.2Gb (DVD, USB)

Checking the MD5SUM and SHA256 of the Linux Lite ISO:

Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

--- Code: ---md5sum linux-lite-6.2-64bit.iso
--- End code ---

Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

--- Code: ---sha256sum linux-lite-6.2-64bit.iso
--- End code ---

TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the RC)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-6.2-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 6836e15f3e6a99eb2386ec9375736d0b454cfe68
Size: 2.2Gb (DVD, USB)

International Mirrors (city specific) - (wait for page to load, some mirrors may still be syncing with us)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are required. The image can be written to a 4gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-6.2-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M where 'x' is the letter of your usb stick. In linux to find out the letter of your usb stick, open a terminal and type: df -h It is usually listed as 'media' or similar. Please see the built in Help Manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.

A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is or
In our testing, Etcher and Rufus (for Windows only) have proven to be the most reliable. Etcher is available for Mac, Windows & Linux.

If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

Reviewers in a VirtualBox:

Installing Updates does work with a Live ISO (ignoring the 'CDROM' errors). All features work as they should, once you have installed Linux Lite to hardware or a VM.
Once Linux Lite has been installed, add the following for a complete reviewing experience:

--- Code: ---sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11
--- End code ---

Don't forget the Guest Additions too!
Also, get the Extensions pack from here -

Minimum Recommended Specs:
1Ghz processor
768mb ram
8gb HDD/SD
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
20gb HDD/SSD+
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Login to the live desktop is automatic.

The first thing you MUST do after a fresh install of Linux Lite is run Menu, Favorites, Install Updates.

Thank you and enjoy :)

Jerry and the team.


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