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I want to use elementary OS 6 but I am using elementary OS 5 in my VM on Windows. What terminal commands do I need to type?

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    i'm also interested in upgrade procedure. i hope it's possible..
    – Ron
    Aug 10 at 18:52
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    Here reddit_link is hot discussion about upgrading eOS from 5 to 6.
    – Yurok
    Aug 10 at 21:12
  • So my questions to Raj are: will I have to create a home partition for every user; why can't I just copy the home directory to an external, then copy it back to the fresh install; will creating a home partition have all of my steam games and settings, my email client settings, my messaging settings, and my calendaring settings? I'd say asking for a friend, but we both know that's not true.
    – Rex Miller
    Aug 14 at 8:17
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To my huge surprise, I learnt that the only way to move to a new version is to completely re-install the OS. This does not go well with the line "replacement for Windows and macOS", because on those two I don't have to completely wipe my environment on every major update.

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    is this permanent, or will they offer upgrades after some time? Aug 11 at 23:11
  • I don't know. You could ask devs on GitHub.
    – RCKT
    Aug 12 at 5:53
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    What? This is so bad. So happy that this is no longer my daily driver. Might just take a further seat back (replace E OS with an alternative) till the devs pull their act together. Aug 12 at 7:28
  • If it's not your daily driver, why bother with OS upgrade? Aug 12 at 14:06
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    I'd say: not daily driver = no critical data migration => no problem with a wipe + install latest (hence no OS upgrade). I didn't mean that latest was irrelevant. I was arguing that maybe since it's not a daily driver, the hassle of starting from scratch is not a big deal. For me, it would be, I installed 5 years ago and I'm afraid to lose too much by wiping and starting from scratch. Aug 20 at 3:17
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If you don't have /home partition I would simply say forget about it. Take backup of data and format it. but just avoid repeating same mistake because eOS 6.0 is not forever by creating /home partition will save you in future.

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