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Installing over Ubuntu

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:49 am
by orange_roughy
Hi,

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed. I want to replace it with Linux Mint 12. But I don't want to lose my user files/documents. Is there a way to keep those? Will I lose them if I install Mint?

thanks,
orange_roughy

Re: Installing over Ubuntu

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:23 pm
by Cygnis1
First, be sure to back up any files that you wish to protect. Then in the installation dialog is the option to replace Ubuntu and keep your files. I did this and haven't lost any of my settings or files. I hope this helps.
Good luck,
Cygnis1

Re: Installing over Ubuntu

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:29 pm
by orange_roughy
great, thanks!

Re: Installing over Ubuntu

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:47 pm
by kabads
I also replaced ubuntu with linux mint 12 and everything went seamlessly - I was very impressed with the installation process - it picked up my partitions and only overwrote those directories that needed it.

Re: Installing over Ubuntu

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:01 pm
by Sopwith_Camel
Didn't work out for me when moving from Ubuntu 11.10 to MInt 12, unfortunately - lost sound and touchpad functions for starters, and it made a bit of a mess of things overall. (Very few issues with subsequent clean install of Mint 12.)

Obviously not a universal experience, though, so definitely worth backing up and then giving it a shot! Hope it works for you. :D