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#1 coldone OFFLINE  



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:55 PM

I want to switch distros from ubuntu to mint. How do I do that without loosing all my files? I never have been able to get the backup system to work or the free cloud service provided by ubuntu.

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 10:33 PM








the above links should help


you can also install mint to a usb memory stick


you can copy your data to a cd/dvd disk or a memory stick - if you want to install Mint only


you should backup your data before you start - to be on the safe side


go the the Mint Linux forums - a lot of good people  there can also help


be safe and think about what you are done


good luck

Edited by lyall, June 16, 2013 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:47 AM

The way I do it, and I switch quite often, is to copy my entire home directory to an external hard drive the do a complete new install of the new distro then I just copy back the files I want on my new install.  I also have another PC that I use as my test machine and before I install a new distro on my main machine it will be installed on the test box so I have a good idea if I'm going to like it and any issues I may encounter with it.


The latest MintLinux has gotten some good reviews.  Let us know how you like it.

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