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Old 06-06-2017, 10:56 AM   #1
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Switch from Mint to Ubuntu


My system partitions and Mint version can be found in this thread where I switch from Windows to Mint: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175606665/ .

I think that Ubuntu is more stable and has less bugs than the current Mint version I'm running (like screen tearing; unable to wake up from sleep; etc.).

Since I have a separate /home partition, is there an option (during Ubuntu installation) to just use it as the Ubuntu's /home (without formatting it, so it already would be the default /home)? Same question applies to swap partition.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 11:05 AM   #2
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My system partitions and Mint version can be found in this thread where I switch from Windows to Mint: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175606665/ .

I think that Ubuntu is more stable and has less bugs than the current Mint version I'm running (like screen tearing; unable to wake up from sleep; etc.).

Since I have a separate /home partition, is there an option (during Ubuntu installation) to just use it as the Ubuntu's /home (without formatting it, so it already would be the default /home)? Same question applies to swap partition.
Yes. Just ensure that you uncheck, or don't choose, the "format" option at the relevant point in the installation.

Out of interest, are you switching to the same underlying version (e.g. Mint 18.1 -> Ubuntu 16.04) and same desktop environment? If not, I personally probably would recommend starting with a fresh /home.

When undertaking such changes, it's always best to back up any data/home partitions to an external media beforehand, just in case.
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:15 AM   #3
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I think that Ubuntu is more stable and has less bugs than the current Mint
u r ABSOLUTLY wrong ! ! !

:doh :
 
Old 06-06-2017, 11:44 AM   #4
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I have an idea of using the hdd from Asus laptop from another post to store files I need, so I could completely wipe clean the drive that has /home, NTFS and swap (just to organize partitions a bit better).

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u r ABSOLUTLY wrong ! ! !

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I have no words to describe your post and still can't imagine how a common sense human being would even think about posting such a mess. It's just my experience and not yours, so you shouldn't freely judge my decision. Please do not post anything that's unrelated to the topic or discussion. (your post's been reported)

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Old 06-06-2017, 12:36 PM   #5
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I think that Ubuntu is more stable and has less bugs than the current Mint version I'm running (like screen tearing; unable to wake up from sleep; etc.)
Tearing is going to be a video driver problem. Do you know if you're using the proprietary driver or an open source one? It may be a simple matter of getting a better driver. Coping with sleep is often a problem with some firmware: it even happens with Windows, as you can see from a quick web search. The Windows solution seems to be "don't do it"!
 
Old 06-06-2017, 01:08 PM   #6
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Tearing is going to be a video driver problem. Do you know if you're using the proprietary driver or an open source one? It may be a simple matter of getting a better driver. Coping with sleep is often a problem with some firmware: it even happens with Windows, as you can see from a quick web search. The Windows solution seems to be "don't do it"!
Screen tearing is a known issue in Mint (i know, because I had to google it + I have latest Nvidia drivers, since I'm not that stupid) and it just feels that any OS should work out of the box (at least not have issues like this) after you have installed all drivers and latest updates.

Again please don't judge my actions on my experience (you might be as well the lucky one who didn't have to face these problems) and please don't post off topic replies.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 01:28 PM   #7
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Respect the SENIORS members !
 
Old 06-06-2017, 01:35 PM   #8
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Just keep the data and not the config and install Debian Sid. The "instability" is package breakage, which can be managed, not system freezes and the like.
Or don't... it's not for everyone but Ubuntu and Mint don't add much to the party.
 
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@un1x, this is your final warning. If you'd like to continue participating here at LQ, posts such as #7 need to stop immediately.

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Old 07-10-2017, 04:54 PM   #10
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Again please don't judge my actions on my experience (you might be as well the lucky one who didn't have to face these problems) and please don't post off topic replies.
How is anything David wrote 'off topic' ? You mentioned screen tearing and inability to wake up from sleep in the second line of your own post. Unless you consider parts of your own original post 'off topic' his reply was very much on topic to the original post.

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Screen tearing is a known issue in Mint (i know, because I had to google it + I have latest Nvidia drivers, since I'm not that stupid)
If you have the latest Nvidia drivers you should have mentioned that so no need for the "since I'm not that stupid" comments. These are all unpaid volunteers responding to your posts.
 
  


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