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Gabriele
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Installation menu

Post by Gabriele » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:47 am

When i install Cinnamon it provide me to install Mint new with another old system preserving the documents or to overide all.

I think this option should be expanded allowing the user to override the old system preserving the documents folder.

In other word an option with which i select a folder or more folder in the old system that can be preserved and copied in the new.

I said this because sometime linux crash and i need to reeinstall, i could recovery the document but i needed to copy from the crashed to the new after istallation.

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Moem
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Re: Installation menu

Post by Moem » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 am

The way people do this is generally to make a separate /home partition (using the 'Something Else' installation option) and then choose not to format that during the new installation.
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Re: Installation menu

Post by lsemmens » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 am

I go even further than Moem (Who's advice is sound) and keep all of my critical data on a separate drive. I can then safely blow everything away on my OS drive and not risk forgetting something.
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