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    Cool Advice on openSUSE install

    What is the best way to switch from my current Linux distro (ubuntu 13.04) to openSuse 13.1?

    I have a dual boot system (windows + ubuntu), and a separate partition for Home.

    Thank's for your advice.

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    Default Re: Advice on openSUSE install

    You did not say if the machine is EFI or BIOS

    Basically just install the the current Ubuntu partition keep your home and mount as /home keep your swap and mount as swap

    Details depend on type of machine

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    Default Re: Advice on openSUSE install

    it's an old school 64bit - i5 quad core with a BIOS MoBo.

    So basically skip the auto install, use the existing /home and /swap partitions, and install openSUSE to existing Ubuntu partition. This will save all my exhisting data on home? (of course I will back up first).

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Advice on openSUSE install

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayagrafix View Post
    So basically skip the auto install, use the existing /home and /swap partitions, and install openSUSE to existing Ubuntu partition. This will save all my exhisting data on home? (of course I will back up first).
    Just go through the install. When it gets to the partitioning section, it will suggest partitioning. Click the button to import partitioning. It should show the files systems used in ubuntu. Accept, and proceed (after checking that this is what you want).
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    Default Re: Advice on openSUSE install

    Great answer. Thanks for ur help. BTW, how do I marked this thread solved?

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