clean install of Kubuntu

Tim M southern.tim at gmail.com
Fri May 25 03:48:58 BST 2007


On 5/24/07, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>
>
> >>Probably, but of course we can't know for sure where you've been saving
> >>things.  I recommend that when you reinstall you setup a separate /home
> >>partition.  See http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p14.htm (but you
> >>can also do it in the LiveCD)
>
> > Would it not be a good idea to consider taking a look at the ./hidden
> > files in /home
> > (like /.kde) before deciding to back the entire directory up?
> > If one wants a clean install, could not some of the config files and
> > such in those directories
> > be troublesome, or, at the very least, unnecessary, and thus unduly
> > cumbersome in the back-up process?
> >
> > Just a thought...I´m no expert in such matters...
>
> >It's a good one.  For a really clean install, I first have /home on a
> >separate partition, then I do the install _without_ using the /home
> >partition.  After installing, copy my skeleton from the new /home/derek
> to
> >the old partition, then mount the old partition as /home.  That gives me
> >everything I absolutely need - it did overwrite my kmail settings though
> so
> >I had to restore my filters and account settings.
> >--
> >derek
>
> The process of using the CD Live and the partition software on that
> operating system worked flawlessly. I was able to partition enough space on
> my other drive to move all my /home/ files. Now when I install the new
> version of Kubuntu I should be able to be up and running in no time. Famous
> last words . . . but this is fun. Thanks for the help.  Tim
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