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    Install new version on /

    I have an 80GB drive that is partitioned:
    /dev/sda1 / ext4
    /dev/sda4/home ext4
    dev/sda2/tmp ext4

    It has Linuxmint 14 on it now. I will be installing Linuxmint17. My understanding is that by having a seperate /dev/home, I can install another linux distro while keeping my /dev/home and hopefully /dev/tmp.

    I am not sure how to do this.

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    Re: Install new version on /

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    Re: Install new version on /

    Select manual partitioning (aka 'Something Else'). You will see the existing partitions listed. Select and correctly set up each. You will want to check the format option for '/', but not for the partitions whose content you want to preserve. The filesystem selected should be the same as it is now, almost certainly ext4.

    A backup is always wise, just in case.

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    Re: Install new version on /

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    Re: Install new version on /

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    The Other OS section has been revamped and extended quite some time ago.
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