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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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acerimusdux wrote:I'd suggest you also create a seperate partition for /home when you do your install. It just makes things much easier for future installs or updates when all of your files and data are separate from the OS.
I prefer a separate /DATA partition. In particular if you might change DE. I experimented with several and found configurations to be fouled up by the common /home folder, when changing DE. There is a tutorial here somewhere on the mint site.
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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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Sgthawker wrote:I prefer a separate /DATA partition. In particular if you might change DE. I experimented with several and found configurations to be fouled up by the common /home folder, when changing DE. There is a tutorial here somewhere on the mint site.
HOWTO: Create & Use a Separate DATA Partition
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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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@ gold_finger
Thanks mate, I was on an ipad at the time without my bookmarks with that link saved! :D
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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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sarama wrote:If you're using windows to install

http://www.angrycomputernerd.com/blog/i ... full-guide
sarama,
You can't install Linux from Windows and that tutorial is not doing that.
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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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Sorry for the late reply, I had lots of problem reinstalling Linux so I gave up for a while and came back to Windows on my second computer.

@gold_finger
Thank you very much for your help now I managed to reinstall Linux and everything seems to be working fine.

The main reason I wanted to do a re-installation it's because I discovered in "Software Sources" I had:
ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu xenial main and I could not remember I had installed it, so I was a bit worried that it might have created some security issues in my system. Since Cosmo told me it was not legit I decided to reinstall Linux BUT today I found that it's actually part of the KDE version and so it's totally legit. I suppose I can trust the people who have created the Linux-Mint KDE version... Am I wrong or what??

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Thanks for the suggestion.
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KIMW wrote:I suppose I can trust the people who have created the Linux-Mint KDE version... Am I wrong or what??
Took a look at the virtualbox test install of Mint KDE I did before and that PPA is apparently included as part of the official install -- so no need to worry.
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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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Thanks. I enabled it again but when I run:

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sudo apt-get update
It does not update or download anything.
Should I manually run:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
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Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

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The PPA has finally updated itself.

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