View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Ubuntu Over another Distro

March 21st, 2011, 07:21 PM
I am currentley dual booting Mepis 8.5 and Win7.

I am looking at installing the latest Ubuntu in the place of my Mepis 8.5 install. Any suggestions on how to do this as pain free as possible?



An Sanct
March 21st, 2011, 07:38 PM
Welcome to the forums!

In install just choose the partition, Mepis is currently using and format it clean, then install there.

PS. I sure hope, that with "the latest" Ubuntu, you don't mean Natty (11.04), since It is Alpha3 right now...

March 21st, 2011, 07:48 PM
I'm sorry I was not clear.

I mean installing Ubuntu over Mepis while preserving Data. (/home)

And by latestest I do mean latyest stable release.

An Sanct
March 21st, 2011, 08:01 PM
That's different ... I know, if you install over Ubuntu, data is preserved. I have never tested it tho, so wait for someone, who had experience in this field to answer or if possible, run a test drive in a virtual machine.

March 22nd, 2011, 02:20 AM
Anyone have any ideas?