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Switching from Ubuntu to Linux Mint?

Postby Trademark Hero on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:21 pm

Hey guys. I'm planning on switching from Ubuntu to Linux Mint. I'm burning the .iso as we speak, and I'm curious if there's a way where I can just wipe Ubuntu, and install Mint on the partition I had Ubuntu on previously, because it's already partitioned.
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Re: Switching from Ubuntu to Linux Mint?

Postby eeezzzeee on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:41 pm

What were your previous partitions set up as? Do you have /, /swap, /home
or did you set something else up?
if you have a seperate / and /home you can format your / partition and install Mint there, leaving your swap and /home the same. That should also preserve your files in your /home directory.

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If you don't have anything of particular value on your /home partition you can just install Mint using the cd and have it install using the whole harddrive just like ubuntu. That will format your harddrive, erasing your whole harddrive, and giving you a clean Mint install. I don't know your experience level, but if you don't have anything you need to preserve this option would probably be easiest. More information on how you want to set up your computer will give more specific options as to what you can do.
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Re: Switching from Ubuntu to Linux Mint?

Postby Trademark Hero on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:59 pm

No I want to keep my Vista partition. I don't have anything of value on the Ubuntu partition though, and would just like to wipe that partition and install Mint on that partition.
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Re: Switching from Ubuntu to Linux Mint?

Postby eeezzzeee on Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:47 pm

Do you know if you have seperate / and /home partitions?
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Re: Switching from Ubuntu to Linux Mint?

Postby mbKarlos on Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:20 am

Sure, you just have to set the Ubuntu's partition to the "/" where is gonna be installed Linux Mint. And ready! asign the same swap partition also.
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