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    How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    I'm about to migrate from Ubuntu to DSL and wanna know how can my data (userfiles, themes, etc.) can be called from Ubuntu to DSL. I'm planning to format after install but i have a second hard drive where my docs are.

    How can I do this?

    Any help...well, any help appreciated!

    By the way, as stated I have second HDD, but I have to mount it manualy. How can I turn it into auto-mount?
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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    Let me get this straight.

    So you have two hard drives.
    Hard drive 1 has Ubuntu on it.
    Hard drive 2 has data on it.

    You want to make it so that...
    Hard drive 1 has Damn Small Linux on it and
    Hard drive 2 has data on it... and the data drive automounts at bootup?

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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Let me get this straight.

    So you have two hard drives.
    Hard drive 1 has Ubuntu on it.
    Hard drive 2 has data on it.

    You want to make it so that...
    Hard drive 1 has Damn Small Linux on it and
    Hard drive 2 has data on it... and the data drive automounts at bootup?
    Not really.
    HD 1 has Ubuntu
    HD 2 has data

    I want to make so that
    HD 1 has DSL (now I'm headed to Dreamlinux too)
    and
    HD 2 has data.

    Then I want to know how to make the OS automount HD 2 when I login.

    How can I do it?
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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    Which OS do you want to have automount HD 2? Ubuntu? DSL? Dream Linux?

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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    On any of those, but, for now, Ubuntu
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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    no offense but you might get better support on the forum of the OS you are migrating to, not the one you are leaving. although you seem to be doing pretty well here.

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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    Quote Originally Posted by -Zeus- View Post
    no offense but you might get better support on the forum of the OS you are migrating to, not the one you are leaving. although you seem to be doing pretty well here.
    I'm only trying to kill Ubuntu of my system because, the way i's working on my PC, you'd better call him Damn Slow Linux. I'm sure there's worse, but Ubuntu qualifies. Unless there is a Ubuntu flavor that is very small, there's no other chance.
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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmanapple View Post
    I'm only trying to kill Ubuntu of my system because, the way i's working on my PC, you'd better call him Damn Slow Linux. I'm sure there's worse, but Ubuntu qualifies. Unless there is a Ubuntu flavor that is very small, there's no other chance.
    xubuntu is very small. try it; run this command
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
    When it asks which login manager to use, pick xdm. then log out and log back in and you should have much faster performance

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    Re: How to maintain my data when installing other OS's?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmanapple View Post
    On any of those, but, for now, Ubuntu
    This might help:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountlinux

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