View Full Version : [ubuntu] Fedora 8 to Ubuntu 6.1

December 18th, 2008, 10:12 PM
I am dual booting my PC, Windows XP and Fedora 8. Fedora 8 crashed. I have a blank screen with Thunderbird, opera, and firefox boxes I can click to run the tool. I display thunderbird all the time.
I want to load Ubnuntu 6.10. I will upgrade later. I don't want to lose any files I already have in /home and other directories. I back up my file to an external disk. How can used the CD and not lose my files?

December 19th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Do you have a separate /home partition? If not, you will lose all the information wherever your /home folder is as the installer reformats the partition.

But the question begs to be asked: Why Ubuntu 6.10? I know you said you'll upgrade later, but it's no longer supported. Any particular reason you cant use 8.04 or 8.10 or at least a version that is supported?