[Novalug] unlikely question
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 15:47:51 EST 2009
On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 14:41 -0600, Beartooth wrote:
> Is it ever possible to "upgrade" from one distro to
> another? By that I mean install distro Y over the top of distro X
> (as if it were Fedora 10 over Fedora 9, for instance) -- *and*
> have it keep my data, settings, etc.?
If you have a separate /home partition, then the users' settings would
be saved. You could probably also keep a separate /etc if you like.
Ubuntu's installer doesn't require that /home be on a different
partition though. The recent releases preserve /home even if it's just
a directory in the / partition.
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