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shanali4
December 21st, 2009, 09:25 AM
All in Title. I want to directly switch from Puppy linux to ubuntu. without loosing data and burning CD. Is it possible. Puppy Linux is too difficult to understand.

keplerspeed
December 21st, 2009, 09:31 AM
To switch to Ubuntu you will need to do an install. I dont think this would be possible without a cd or usb.

If you back up all data in your home folder onto a separate usb or cd you can, after the Ubuntu install, copy it over to the new home folder.

shanali4
December 21st, 2009, 02:02 PM
To switch to Ubuntu you will need to do an install. I dont think this would be possible without a cd or usb.

If you back up all data in your home folder onto a separate usb or cd you can, after the Ubuntu install, copy it over to the new home folder.

Both are linux can't i switch directly to ubuntu. like moving from Windows xp to 7.

snowpine
December 21st, 2009, 03:20 PM
Try Unetbootin; it should allow you to boot the Ubuntu Live "CD" without actually burning a CD or USB stick:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

sandy8925
December 21st, 2009, 03:30 PM
You have to install ubuntu if you want to switch to it. Unless you want to keep booting from a livecd all the time. Even though ubuntu and puppy are both linux they're very different bcos they are made for different purposes and in different ways.

You could try using Grub2 to boot from iso. Although you'd have to install grub2 first which you can do from the livecd. The following link would be very useful for using grub and grub2:

http://members.iinet.net/%7Eherman546/index.html

As keplerspeed said backup your data to some cd or thumbdrive/external hard disk and then do the install.

shanali4
December 21st, 2009, 03:51 PM
You have to install ubuntu if you want to switch to it. Unless you want to keep booting from a livecd all the time. Even though ubuntu and puppy are both linux they're very different bcos they are made for different purposes and in different ways.

You could try using Grub2 to boot from iso. Although you'd have to install grub2 first which you can do from the livecd. The following link would be very useful for using grub and grub2:

http://members.iinet.net/%7Eherman546/index.html

As keplerspeed said backup your data to some cd or thumbdrive/external hard disk and then do the install.
How to boot the Ubuntu installer from GRUB ? without using CD, USB or other medias directly from Hard Disk. I have downloaded ubuntu installer iso file

raymondh
December 21st, 2009, 04:01 PM
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/mount-and-unmout-iso-images-without-burning-them.html

If you decide not to mount, you can try a network install

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation#Server and network installations

AS ALWAYS, HAVE A WORKING/TESTED BACK-UP OF YOUR FILES.