I'm fairly new to Linux, and currently have the GNOME desktop version installed as a dual-boot with windows xp. I'd like to change over to the KDE Full Monty version.
I have the Full Monty DVD burned, and can run it LiveCD mode. When I start the install portion, it wants me to select a partition to format. Not sure if this is going to eliminate all of the stuff I have on the existing partition or not (?). I have a lot of things on there that I wouldn't want to lose.
Any help on how I can change over to the KDE Full Monty would be great.
when you format a partition all stuff on it will be erased. If you want to install the FM DVD you should use custom install (as explained in the Installation Help
accessible from Desktop 6 in the live-session) and create a new ext4-partition of at least 20GB, mount that under "/" and then install the FM to this partition.
Note: if this seems tricky or you want to save lots of updates from April up to today, then just wait ~ a week until the new FullMonty 2011.09 will be out, just working on this one right now...Alternatively
, and maybe best in your case, make sure your system is fully updated, then open Synaptic and install fullmonty-light
into your Gnome installation. Then setup a new user-account so the FM-layout can be applied to it. Next logout and in the login-window under Session choose KDE, and login to a the newly created user-account having the lightweight KDE FullMonty layout. If you want to keep this as your default account then copy all your private files from the old account into the new user FM-account.
hope this info is useful,