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I'd like to get off Fedora: between it's a bad bug tracker and package management, networking problems, and adoption of Gnome 3, which doesn't even support virtual desktops, I'm rather sick of it.

All that I really want is the stuff in my home directory. Does Ubuntu offer anything from the install CD, which can leave the basic gnome folders, ~/Documents ~/Music ~/Videos alone and wipe everything else: including configuration files? Or, do I need to get out another hard drive and back all this stuff up? All I want is data in one users home directory, and install to the current partition setup.

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The change is about to get a bit easier due to this. "I suppose UID/GID_MIN=1000 is more common (other distros, upstream). We are not in situation that 500 IDs for system accounts ought to be enough for anybody." –  boehj May 30 '11 at 4:49

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If you have /home on a separate partition then you can just tell the respective installer to not format that partition and instead just mount it at /home. If you didn't put it on a separate partition... then you should have put it on a separate partition.

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I couldn't really tell you one way or another, apparently Fedora has found a way to make basic partitioning an major issue too. I think vendor lock in still remains from RH. –  Evan Carroll May 30 '11 at 0:52
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If you truly believe that Ubuntu will free you from lock-in, then... –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 30 '11 at 0:55

Fedora is RPM based, and Ubuntu APT based.

A migration path isn't going to be an easy thing.

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