Yes, I upgraded to 17.2, because like with 17.1, I felt there would be no issues. The base 17.1 install had just recently been clean installed after recycling the same /home partition since Mint 12. Needless to say, there was a lot of junk in there that needed cleaning up, there’s much more on that partition that the user’s ‘home’ folders.
True, a clean install is always best, and had I not just performed a whole one just a couple of weeks before upgrade, would have done so. I’ll certainly perform a full clean install from here on out with every major release, like with Mint 18 next year. Will try a clean install on another computer & see how it goes.
Anyone with Samsung 840 EVO SSD’s, watch out for those ‘speed me up’ tips, especially when it comes to adding fstrim /v & fstrim /v home to the text file, these will often leave the OS in an unbootable state (post required reboot) & may cause excessive wear & tear on the drive behind the scenes while trying to figure out what’s going on.
Just giving users some heads up. Linux Mint 17 is SSD ready, maybe adjust the swappiness to 5 or 1, disable hibernation & let the rest of the tricks go on these drives. At any rate, both sudo fstrim /v & sudo fstrim /v home can be performed manually from the Terminal w/out having to add risky commands that runs at every boot.
And don’t forget about the Firewall, to enable, open the Terminal, type or copy/paste w/out the quotes ‘sudo ufw enable’. Your password will be asked for & no movement will be seen. Once activated, it’ll say that ‘Firewall is enable & active at Startup’