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Old 12-22-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
numero7
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Question from mdk 10.1 to mandriva 2007


hello,
i'm using mdk 10.1 and i would like to install mandriva 2007 or 8.
without loosing my /home.
what is the best way?
- install mandriva 2007 or 8 ?
- install mandriva 2006, then 2007 then 2008?
- upgrade to 2006, then to 2007 then to 2008?
 
Old 12-22-2007, 04:36 PM   #2
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If /home is on a separate partition, then you can just do a clean install of Mandriva 2008. Make sure that you do not format /home during install time. If /home is not on a separate partition, then you need to backup all your important data because it will be destroyed if you do a clean install of 2008. You could try an upgrade from 10.1 to 2008, but I am not sure if it will go well. There is not need to install previous versions of Mandriva like you suggested above.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:49 AM   #3
numero7
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If /home is on a separate partition, then you can just do a clean install of Mandriva 2008. Make sure that you do not format /home during install time. If /home is not on a separate partition, then you need to backup all your important data because it will be destroyed if you do a clean install of 2008. You could try an upgrade from 10.1 to 2008, but I am not sure if it will go well. There is not need to install previous versions of Mandriva like you suggested above.
yes, /home is on a separate partition.
thanks
 
  


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