A long while back I installed Linux Mint 9 on an HP Pavilion a6120n desktop PC, and now I'm in the process of installing Ubuntu 11.10. I'm not sure how I should go about it though. There are two main things complicating it slightly:
1. I'd like to keep all the user data, if possible.
2. Back when I installed Mint 9, I did so by creating a number of partitions alongside my Windows install, and no longer remember why, or which ones are what. These are the partitions from the left on that bar to right:
- sda1: NTFS partition, likely the main Windows (Vista) install.
- sda5: 3.1 gb, swap space.
- sda6: 15 gb, ext4 partition.
- sda3 and sda7: Not sure what order they're in. Both ext4. sda3 is 99.6 mb, and sda7 is 109.7 gb (I'm assuming sda7 is the user partition?).
- sda2: Another NTFS partition, 9.5 gb.
So is anyone here familiar enough with common partitioning practices to feel they know what each partition is supposed to be? I did follow some 3rd party guide to make the install.
How should I go about installing 11.10? Should I delete all the ext4 partitions except the one that I think is probably the user partition?