I am now using Ubuntu 8.10. I would like to install Mint 7 and am just wondering if it makes any difference if my external HD (where backup of /home resides) is mounted or should I unmount it while doing the installation? I didn't have the external drive when I installed Ubuntu last September, and that was my first experience with Linux.
Right now when I run Mint 7 from the live CD the 2 partitions on the external HD are mounted no problem. I'm assuming if I install with the drive connected that I'll have no trouble copying /home from Ubuntu to the new Mint (I'm going to create a separate partition on internal HD for /home).
I'm just a little nervous about destroying everything on the internal drive and starting over!