clean install of Kubuntu

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Thu Jun 7 15:25:22 BST 2007

On Thursday, 24 May 2007 00:53, anthony baldwin wrote:
> >I'm not talking about backing up, but rather making a separate partition
> >so the folder won't be erased at all during reinstalls.
> >
> >Matt Flaschen
> I should do that, too...
> I have to say, I used other distros for about 6 yrs before coming
> recently to Ubuntu,
> and I had never heard of this idea.  Now, that I have, it makes so much
> sense, and I have to wonder
> why I never saw the suggestion on the rh/fedora lists.

Never used Fedora, but before switching to Warty, I used RedHat 5.2 - 7.3.  
The install guides always suggested separate partitions for 

The problem in those days was that drives were smaller so, unless you 
accurately predicted the partition size needs, you could end up out of space 
on a partition while having surplus space on another.  

Ubuntu's desire (as of warty) to only partition 
seemed great at the time.  It does, however impede clean installs.

So, as to the original question, he may also want to back up 


Art Alexion

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