Install Mint over Gutsy

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Install Mint over Gutsy

Postby gdoutch on Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:57 pm

I have a dual boot machine with XP Home and Gutsy. I was wondering if there is an easy way to install mint over my gutsy installation whilst holding onto my user accounts and data. Is it possible?
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Re: Install Mint over Gutsy

Postby rfurman24 on Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:34 pm

I am not sure but I would say It will work as long as you do not format /home partition. I am assuming you have a separate /home partition.
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Re: Install Mint over Gutsy

Postby gdoutch on Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:25 pm

No I don't. I suppose it's the usual method then. No problems.
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Re: Install Mint over Gutsy

Postby rfurman24 on Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:39 am

I am not sure if it is the "normal" method. I have always done it since I started using linux. It allows for reinstalls without loosing important files. You do not have to format /home in that case. I do not believe you can do want you want then.
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Re: Install Mint over Gutsy

Postby zeller on Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:16 pm

You might look into backing up your /home folder and just doing a clean install.
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