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asked 2018-02-24 07:59:27 -0500

omarelsheekh gravatar image

I have Fedora 27 installed on my laptop. Can I upgrade to Fedora 27 cinnamon and not format my partitions when installing from bootable USB. If there is any option available then please let me know.

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cinnamon is a desktop that can be installed, so you are just changing that. Nothing else needs to be installed. just do sudo dnf install cinnamon and it should get all the dependencies as well. Then on your login screen, change the session to cinnamon. You have can different desktops installed, and switch between them, to see what you list best.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-02-24 08:42:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-02-24 09:15:51 -0500

As steveeey already mentioned, it is no problem to install a different desktop on top of your installation without the need of a complete reinstall.

To install the needed packages run the command as follows, which should install the Cinnamon desktop and all required dependencies. Run the command either as user root or prefix them with sudo

dnf groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop"

An alternative to install a group with dnf is as follows.

dnf install @"Cinnamon Desktop"

When the install is done, logout or reboot and you should be able to select the Cinnamon desktop in the login screen.

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answered 2018-02-24 12:48:15 -0500

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Yes, the Fedora installer allows you to mount/integrate existing partitions during an install without formatting them. Look out a check box that says something like "Format..."

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