Originally Posted by pixellany
Remove old partition(s)---installer does this
Make new partition(s)---installer does this too
Install new distro
Exactly what headaches are you reffering to?
I meant if you want to keep your configuration and your installed programs.
If all you want to do is install a new linux distro and screw the old one completely, then there is no headache at all, it is straightforward. I believe I misunderstood the original request, sorry about that.