Husse wrote:Why format your home partition? I hope that's just a slip of the keyboard
1) I use a separate data partition, mounted in home. Before I install (and of course erase home) I move all hidden files and folders in home to a folder in the data partition
2) Use a home partition and move all hidden files and folders in home to a folder somewhere in home.
Why you ask. If you let them be the new Mint will inherit settings from the old and may not be as fresh as desired - that's why these should be moved away before install
You should keep them because you can use the settings in there for your applications. Check the version and if it's OK copy the settings for that specific application to it's correct place - you have a working application
3) Use the new upgrade tool
bobpur wrote:3) I followed that link and read many of the comments about the new upgrade tool. It appears that many folks have found that it causes problems of varying severity. Have you used it?
The website for the "Upgrade Tool" tells you several times to do a fresh install rather than use the tool. This is most sage advice.
I still don't have a Mint 6 install I'm happy with; however, I have several Mint 5 installs that work out of the box (usually, following a bad Mint 6 install:))
I used the tool the first time and haven't used it since.
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