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[SOLVED] Installing MX

Klaas Vaak
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Re: Installing MX

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Post by Klaas Vaak » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:46 am

richb wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:12 am
Bottom line do not copy Mint home directory files to MX home, except data files you have created, such as text, pictures, etc.
However it is always convenient to have a separate data partition segregated from the MX file system whether home or root.
I don't store personal data in the home directory.
Regarding the .config folder, surely I can copy the folder for apps I installed myself in Mint to the .config folder in MX?

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Re: Installing MX

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Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:03 pm

If I were you, I would back up the Mint Home folder somewhere so you can proceed cautiously. I say that because Mint is based on Testing while MX uses Stable, so I wonder what version changes might cause trouble.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
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Re: [SOLVED] Installing MX

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Post by Klaas Vaak » Mon May 13, 2019 1:01 pm

Perhaps this is of some use to posterity. My experience with re-using the /home directory:
  • re-using it on the same machine for the same distro and same DE - no problem
  • re-using it on another machine for the same distro and same DE - not very good
  • re-using it on another machine for the same distro and different DE - no good
I had LM 19.1 XFCE on my old machine, and when I bought a new one I installed LM 19.1 XFCE on it too, but ended up reinstalling everything from scratch because re-suing the old LM 19.1 XFCE /home directory still made a mess. The only thing that was reusable was my personal files like spreadsheets, PDFs, etc.

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