Dalamar wrote:Got it. Thanks!
Will there be no conflicts when switching from Kubuntu to Mint?
I would tread VERY carefully here. You could face all sorts of nasties, depending largely on the apps you use. If you happen to run the Gnome version of Mint, I can almost guarantee you will have funny results.
I run 3 or 4 different distros on this machine at a time. One production system and others to keep myself up-to-date for supporting others basically. One of the main problems people do not think about when multi-booting Linuxes is that of "user id"!! Now Kubuntu & Mint may not be different (because Mint is based on Ubuntu) but others certainly are. That is to say, the default user id in Mint is 1000. However, in other distros it is 500. So, even if you use the same default user name in 2 distros, you can have different user id's & consequently all sorts of file permission issues!
Can I suggest that to simply 'have a look' at & experiment with Mint that:
1. obviously install it in a new partition away from kubuntu,
2. either do not seperate Mint's /home; rather leave it in the single / partition you create, or
3. use the existing /home ( NOT FORMATED AT INSTALL) but use a different default user name. This would be my suggestion.
You can then copy individual folders/files from user1 to user2 home and see if the relevant app still works ok. eg any simple .bashrc file should be fine. It is a bit more tortoise than hare this way, but, you only have to troubleshoot ONE set of variables at a time if anything does not work the way you expect.