How to Replace One Linux Distribution With Another From Dual Boot [Keeping Home Partition and Your Data]
If you have a Linux distribution installed, you can replace it with another distribution in the dual boot. You can also keep your personal documents while switching the distribution.
Suppose you managed to successfully dual boot Ubuntu and Windows. But after reading the Linux Mint versus Ubuntu discussion, you realized that Linux Mint is more suited for your needs. What would you do now? How would you remove Ubuntu and install Mint in dual boot?
You might think that you need to uninstall Ubuntu from dual boot first and then repeat the dual booting steps with Linux Mint. Let me tell you something. You don’t need to do all of that.
If you already have a Linux distribution installed in dual boot, you can easily replace it with another. You don’t have to uninstall the existing Linux distribution. You simply delete its partition and install the new distribution on the disk space vacated by the previous distribution.
Another good news is that you may be able to keep your Home directory with all your documents and pictures while switching the Linux distributions.
I've been happily doing this since I created a separate Home partition with my data files on. If this is your first time doing this make sure you have got a full backup of your Home folder.
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