NegativeSpace Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 (edited) I'm not impressed with Xubuntu, and it's time I start to learn to use BT5 so I'm switching. Th eplan is to get rid of Xubuntu and install BT5 in its place but I've never replaced one distro with another before so I'm looking for advice. I've read a few 'tutorials' on various websites but none of them carry exact specific instructions, as in, most assume a certain level of previous experience. I have installed several flavors of Linux in the past, under various conditions, but I havent replaced one with another on the same partition. Is there anything, no matter how obvious it may be, that I need to consider before I attempt this? I will be replacing Xubuntu with BackTrack 5 on a netbook that also runs Windows 7 with GRUB. Should I format the two partitions that are used by Xubuntu, and then run the BackTrack installer and use that to create two new partitions for BackTrack to install to? Or should I completely delete those two partitions and then use the BackTrack installer to create two new partitions? Are there any steps that I need to take in order to make sure my MBR still includes the right data to keep Windows bootable? I would be glad to read a readymade tutorial that actually includes instructions specific to this process, but I haven't been able to find one of those so far. They are all written to tell you how to install Linux onto a machine that runs Windows only, and not how to replace one distro with another. Edited April 9, 2012 by NegativeSpace Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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