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I have installed Mint 14 onto my external HDD.First I used GParted on windows 7 and then I installed Mint Cinnamon via Live USB..but this time I would like to install Mint XFCE instead of Mint Cinnamon .so I want to uninstall Cinnamon.How can I do..
I had created three parts called home ,swap and root..I only use the part root.the other parts are empty.so wht is the easiest way to install another distro onto a disk which is already parted.Should I use Gpart again? should I use format only "root" part via LiveUSB.
I am very confused it toook one week to figure out how to creat root,swap and home parts and install linux.
If you want to install another disro instead of a desktop, simply opt to manually configure the partitions, and select the 3 partitions you have in the installer.
It is a good idea to give /home its own partition. Then don't format it during a fresh install. I rename my $HOME directory before a reinstall and copy files I want to keep afterwards. Different distros can share the same /home partition. Sometimes you want different user directories under /home to prevent a dueling distros situation. However you can have the same user directory if you have several desktops installed.
I agree with the above two posts, just install XFCE on the current installation.
Just a tip on completely removing Cinnamon: look at it's dependencies, and remove those packages. Of course, look carefully at what's being removed to ensure you do not want to remove something else you want accidentally.