In order to backup the files I'll have to buy a 1TB drive. And I meant to say I have '700GB of data', not '700MB'. --- Original Message --- From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...> To: trinity-users@... Subject: Re: [trinity-users] Doing Non-Destructive Installations? Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 Right now? Back it up and do a full install. Otherwise ? Use a separate home partition. On Apr 11, 2014 9:18 PM, "Tini" <trin@...> wrote: > I tried to install TDE-Kubuntu Precise ( > http://ftp.fau.de/trinity/cdimages/kubuntu/precise/) and was told there > is another version of linux there. > > I was then offered a choice to 'install alongside' (I don't have enough > space) or to 'replace current linux'. > > I chose 'replace current linux' but was told this would use the entire > disk and all of my personal files would be erased! I want to install the > new OS, > I don't want to format the entire drive and lose all of my files. > > Is there a way to install linux without losing 700MB of my personal files?