At moment im Running Linux Mint but since longer time i play with the mind to use a arch based Distro.
I wanted to keep home but delete all unnessesary stuff from it so Endeavor will be a smooth experience. Also preveninting incompatiblity issues as Mint is Debian/Ubuntu-Based.
For example i have 250 GB for Stable diffusion which i would keep. Its not about size but search all the stuff again can be pain in the butt.
I also wanna keep my Games from Lutris and Steam as some of them are really complicated to set up.
What folders should i delete to switch to your Distribution but keeping most data?
Can i keep my Flatpaks ?
Thank you for your help and kind regards from Germany.
All depending on how it is setup currently.
If you indeed have backup of the data… you can go to rename home folder of the current user (if you want to keep the username, set the old home partition as ,mounted on /home and do not format in deed inside installer manual partition. But this will only work if your home is a partition if it is a folder inside the current OS root file system… you will need to copy files back after install.
If /home is a dedicated Partition you can keep it only needs to rename home folder if you want to keep the username to be able to createvthe same username with installer… if home dir name already exists it would bail out.
You can use manual partition and only set mount point to /home on the old home partition.
After first boot simply copy the needed files over to the new users home folder at its needed places.
You can do this also after install by changing fstab to link to old home partition…
I do mention backups alredy
If you have installed them system-wide, they are in /var/lib/flatpak.
You can back that folder up and later copy back into your new installation.
Depending on how many flatpak apps you have installed, this folder may contain several GB worth of data.
If you have installed them for your user (with --user switch), then they are already under your home directory.