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I've got a Samsung NC10 that has Ubuntu installed. Recently, I have came across Moblin that has more comfortable interface for notebooks and I'm planning on to install it. Ubuntu is installed on 1 hard drive, together with home and root partitions on it. The perfect goal for me would be install Moblin but preserve the data on the Ubuntu system. I may also delete Ubuntu but I need to save my multimedia files on home. It's quite big storage 100 GB. Is there any way to achieve this without copying/making backup the entire home folder?
Moblin interface is available for Ubuntu, so I would imagine you can install it just as you would an alternate desktop environment, without needing to reinstall (I haven't tried this personally; can't stand Moblin):
Moblin interface is available for Ubuntu, so I would imagine you can install it just as you would an alternate desktop environment
Yes, I was aware of this and that was my first goal but I went to the moblin IRC channel and a dev adviced me to install original Moblin not the one for Ubuntu as he has had many problems with the last one. That is why I want to put fresh moblin. There may be also a way of installing it trough synaptic, however koala repositories contain only few moblin packages so, it's not a complete version.
Thanks for the clarification, I did not know that.
I have not used the new Moblin installer so I can't be too much help. I think it is unlikely Moblin will successfully import your existing /home due to the vast differences in the distros, so personally I would back up all documents to an external drive and install Moblin fresh.
Hello Buddy !!! I have already purchased a new mobile of SAMSUNG [mountain].In between a Sam sung mobile that have Ubuntu installed. Recently, I have come MOBILE IN that has more comfortable interface for notebooks and other features and I am planning to new one install it.The perfect Goal for me would be install MOBILE IN but preserve the data on the Ubuntu system. I may be delete Ubuntu software but It's a quite big storage 100 GB supported and also used in WI-FI connections in mobile.