Don't be too surprised -- maybe he has to run a closed-source Linux program which breaks horribly on any distro except 7.1 due to library dependencies. He wants to use this program but he also wants something newer than 7.1.
It's not too difficult to understand; since they're both Linux, he can cross-mount the partitions and maintain access to his data with insane ease.
/me \/\/@|\|t5 $$$$$ F0r @|\| u65r 3|33t G@/\/\1|\|G r1G
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