Is there a fairly clean way to migrate from Mint (Petra, Cinnamon, 64bit) to Ubuntu (14.04 LTS, Gnome, 64bit) without losing most of my setup and application installs?

FWIW, /var and /home are on separate volumes from /boot and /

2 Answers 2

  1. Backup the home folder
  2. Wipe the partition and install Ubuntu from scratch.
  3. Restore the home folder.

I wish there was an easy tool for migrating between distributions, but I don't think anything like that exists.

  • I am afraid this is all there is. Makes switching distros a very big deal.
    – DavidF
    Oct 15, 2014 at 15:56

try AptOnCD

install aptoncd in Mint :- sudo apt-get install aptoncd

Create a backup

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After taking backup (.ISO) from Mint then install aptoncd on your ubuntu and Restore .ISO file !!

  • Nope - this utility dies during the creation process for the image
    – DavidF
    Oct 15, 2014 at 15:55
  • I didn't know about this one. Anyway, one would have to be careful with the packages they copy and restore, as there may be some incompatibilities between distros. Oct 15, 2014 at 17:00

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