I didn't know how to title this but I am curious about something. In the past I have always seemed to trash my Linux installs and along with them goes the information on my hard disk. But at some point I am going to have a lot of music files on my hard drives that I don't want to rip all over again. Is there a way to install a new distro (if I wanted to ) without losing all of those files? I've never been very good about data management but I suppose it's about time that I start learning to save myself a lot of time.
My system currently has 3 hard drives (1) Has Windows XP installed. (2) 250 gig has Linux Mint and nothing else right now. (3) Formatted NTFS 750 gig and is empty.
I enjoy playing around with different distros but I don't like re-ripping CD's and restoring data.