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Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE

Postby iteration on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:14 pm

I recently updated my 7 year old Pentium 4 dual core laptop from Mint 9 to Mint 11 (gnome), backing up my /home directory and restoring it. Is there anything different required to switch now to LMDE (gnome) now that the latest version boots on this old beast?
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Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE

Postby tdockery97 on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:20 pm

You'll have to download the latest LMDE iso. There is no upgrade path from Ubuntu-based Mint to LMDE.
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Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE

Postby zerozero on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:26 pm

i would add that if you are keeping the same home, better create a different username, the conf. files between 2 so different releases might cause some strange behaviours.
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Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE (solv

Postby iteration on Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:31 pm

Thanks. I have the ISO and have tested the live version, but just wondered if the /home/user folder would fit as is. Seems like maybe not, so I'll go ahead w/o it and just add documents, etc., to the new home.
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Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE (solv

Postby tdockery97 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:59 pm

iteration wrote:Thanks. I have the ISO and have tested the live version, but just wondered if the /home/user folder would fit as is. Seems like maybe not, so I'll go ahead w/o it and just add documents, etc., to the new home.

That's what I do. Takes no more than about 5-10 minutes to copy all my documents, wallpapers, pictures, videos, music, and extra stuff from one partition to the other, or from a DVD if that's where you put them.
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