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Changing linux distro remotely while preserving data

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I have a headless Fedora 15 (without GUI) box. With the following partition structure: $ df -T -h Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs rootfs 49G 2.8G 46G 6% / udev devtmpfs 1.7G 4.0K 1.7G 1% /dev tmpfs tmpfs 1.7G 0 1.7G 0% /dev/shm tmpfs tmpfs 1.7G 604K 1.7G 1% /run /dev/sda1 ext4 49G 2.8G 46G 6% / tmpfs tmpfs 1.7G 0 1.7G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs tmpfs 1.7G 0 1.7G 0% /media /dev/sda5 ext4 388G 35G 334G 10% /var /dev/sda2 ext4 28G 1.7G 25G 7% (HowTos)