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.
Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:55 PM
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
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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