I have a laptop that is running PClinusOS 2010... or I should say that Synaptic points to 2010 in the repositories... The computer was not booted into PCLinuxOS for about 8mo., did I miss an upgrade window or something? I want get to 2012 Full Monty. I have already burned a DVD from the ISO, but I have everything working the way I like it and I would really rather do an in-place upgrade... I have read that apt-get dist-upgrade is a no-no, AFTER I tried it and nothing happened.. it was stopped by a locked file. I have everything installed in a single partition because I WAS doing a triple boot with Fedora and FreeBSD for network support work and sharing a common data partition. (YES, it was a convoluted MESS) I am now JUST running PCLinusOS, as it runs rock solid on this computer.
YES the LOGICAL thing would be to backup and do a fresh 2012 Monty install on the entire drive, but that's a lot of work... stupid work if it can be avoided. CAN IT???