[colug-432] Install new version at / ?

Rick Hornsby richardjhornsby at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 21:12:44 EDT 2014

On Jun 9, 2014, at 19:32, Thomas Cranston <thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have an 80GB drive that is partitioned:
> /dev/sda1 /         ext4
> /dev/sda4/home  ext4
> dev/sda2/tmp      ext4
> It has Linuxmint 14 on it now. I will be installing Linuxmint17. My understanding is that by having a seperate /dev/home, I can install another linux distro while keeping my /dev/home and hopefully /dev/tmp.
> I am not sure how to do this. Will the installer guide me thru what I want to do?

I’m not familiar with the specifics of LinuxMint, but generally yes.  The installer will allow you to preserve the partitioning scheme, and only format the partitions you tell it format.

On the other hand (again not being familiar with LinuxMint), you may be able to perform an upgrade of the existing system, which would probably automagically preserve everything that it didn’t need to explicitly upgrade.

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