Maverick to LMDE?

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Maverick to LMDE?

Postby M3nt0r3 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:19 am

there is a way to port from maverick to LMDE?
I am no scared about some problem but i need to not format / and reinstall.

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Re: Maverick to LMDE?

Postby proxima_centauri » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:35 am

You mean upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to Linux Mint Debian edition? No, this is not possible; you need to perform a fresh install.

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Re: Maverick to LMDE?

Postby vrkalak » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:06 pm

While Ubuntu/Mint is based on Debian .. . they are not interchangeable nor compatible.

Ubuntu has made too many changes to the Debian base in their quest to make the distro more 'user-friendly.
As well as, adding and changing config files, ppa's and repros that are not compatible with Debians base or philosophy.

Only the core Linux Kernel is the same in both distros.
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Re: Maverick to LMDE?

Postby drdavidk » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:44 pm

If you're using the same desktop in both distros (ie, Gnome), then many of your home folder files will be compatible, especially data files and settings such as for Evolution, OpenOffice, browsers, etc. Copy your home folder (including hidden files and sub-folders) to a thumb drive and do a fresh install. It's worth it.

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