Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE

Archived topics about LMDE 1
Forum rules
iteration
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:23 pm

Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE

Postby iteration » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:14 pm

I recently updated my 7 year old Pentium 4 dual core laptop from Mint 9 to Mint 11 (gnome), backing up my /home directory and restoring it. Is there anything different required to switch now to LMDE (gnome) now that the latest version boots on this old beast?

User avatar
tdockery97
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5020
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:54 am
Location: Salem, Oregon
Contact:

Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE

Postby tdockery97 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:20 pm

You'll have to download the latest LMDE iso. There is no upgrade path from Ubuntu-based Mint to LMDE.
Image

zerozero
Level 16
Level 16
Posts: 6517
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE

Postby zerozero » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:26 pm

i would add that if you are keeping the same home, better create a different username, the conf. files between 2 so different releases might cause some strange behaviours.
Image

[ bliss of ignorance ]

iteration
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:23 pm

Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE (solv

Postby iteration » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:31 pm

Thanks. I have the ISO and have tested the live version, but just wondered if the /home/user folder would fit as is. Seems like maybe not, so I'll go ahead w/o it and just add documents, etc., to the new home.

User avatar
tdockery97
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5020
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:54 am
Location: Salem, Oregon
Contact:

Re: Switching from 32 bit Mint11 Ubuntu to 32 bit LMDE (solv

Postby tdockery97 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:59 pm

iteration wrote:Thanks. I have the ISO and have tested the live version, but just wondered if the /home/user folder would fit as is. Seems like maybe not, so I'll go ahead w/o it and just add documents, etc., to the new home.

That's what I do. Takes no more than about 5-10 minutes to copy all my documents, wallpapers, pictures, videos, music, and extra stuff from one partition to the other, or from a DVD if that's where you put them.
Image


Return to “Archive”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests