How to relocate from Mint 9 to Ubuntu 10.10?
I have a Mint 9 & Windows 7 laptop computer, that I, clearly, intend to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10. I do intend to maintain the twin boot, and also I do not intend to maintain the Mint.
I have Burg regulating the boot - will that create any kind of troubles with Ubuntu installation/Upgrade?
First of all, address the inquiry to on your own: How was the Mint - Install done/initiated? (1) Out of a running Windows (I think the Utility for that is called "Mint4Win" ; Wubi is the equal in Ubuntu) OR (2) after starting Mint as a real-time - CD.
That makes a large distinction!
In instance of (1 ), Save any kind of beneficial information out of Mint ahead of time: Copy them from Mint to the Windows drive (need to be seen/ contacted from within Mint). Start home windows and also uninstall Mint: The uninstaller remains in the Windows Program Menu or, at the very least, in the Mint arrangement directory site (on the home windows dividing certainly, you need to seek it). Afterwards, install Ubuntu from within Windows (making use of Wubi), or from Live - CD (the latter called for repositioning harddrive dividings, more than likely reducing Windows and also including Linux: origin dividing plus swap dividing at the very least)
In instance of (2 ), you might adhere to the remedies stated over. Certainly, solutions 1 and also 2 of our close friends over indicate that you are mosting likely to "wipe out" your mint install as opposed to maintain any kind of information or setups.
If you intend to maintain your setups and also information: you might adhere to solution from Owais Lone (take care - - I assume it might NOT function though - - the dependences in between plans have actually not been examined in this way by programmers)
- - OR - -
back up your/ residence and also/ decide - directory sites (the last if it exists) and afterwards adhere to solution 1 or 2.
POINTER When wiping out a distro, do not neglect to think of prized possessions such as book marks or any kind of tailored desktop computer setups. I for one have actually accumulated 200+book marks conveniently - plus email setups and also in your area saved e-mail plus RSS - feeds - you call it, I obtained it for many years ...
After the new install, replicate the old/ residence and also/ decide right into its initial area, after that login. If you make use of a various desktop computer currently (claim, KDE whereas you made use of to make use of Gnome), it will certainly construct default configs of what was not there prior to. Yet applications such as Mozilla or Thunderbird need to currently locate most every little thing it had prior to (perhaps re-install of expansions and also plugins essential). Email (as an example Thunderbird) need to run excellent like there was no new install in all ... it carried out in my instance, sometimes currently.
TIP2: An excellent bootloader when running Win7 or WinVista AND Ubuntu/Mint is EasyBCD, which is carried out from Windows and also is free.
TIP3: Back - up prior to re-installing os !!
TIP4: Back - up prior to re-installing os !!
TIP5: Back - up prior to re-installing os !!