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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Doing Non-Destructive Installations?

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:52:21 -0400
well... Okay here's a longer answer... You could in theory delete
everything besides your home folder, then install on partition, and
manually make a user when you're done the  install

On 11 April 2014 21:31, Tini <trin@...> wrote:
> 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 (
>> 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?
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