Kubuntu Stole My Computer

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 08:31:03 GMT 2010


On Fri, 2010-03-19 at 08:15 +0100, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Thursday 18 March 2010, Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> > On 03/18/2010 07:59 PM, Bas Roufs wrote:
> > > In your case, I would for sure advise to backup your data as
> > > soon as possible at an external HD, reformat your internal HD
> > > and fresh-install Karmic at it, without open backport ppa.
> > 
> > I am unsure, whether this is overkill for your problem.
> > 
> > Anyway,
> > You do not need to backup your data for this purpose.
> > Just keep a separate partition for your /home and you
> > are good to go for any reinstallation or repair install or
> > whatever you'll have in mind.
> 
> The way I read him, he'll be installing an earlier KDE 4 version. A 
> backup would certainly be advisable in this case...

I concur. I keep /opt on a separate partition and anything special as in
projects or files go there. Then I can do a fresh install without losing
much. I keep backup copies of some of my dot-files and addressbook data
there as well. Let's face it, we all pretty much dink with our installs
and sometimes it's one dink too many. Then I fresh install to get rid of
the ghosts in the machine. Just my two cents. Ric 
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