Question fresh install

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at
Thu Sep 30 17:55:46 BST 2010

Dear all,

I have a production machine that was my first-ever 100% linux machine. I 
started with Kubuntu 8.04 and during the past two years I have just upgraded 
the OS and now I run with 10.04.1., KDE 4.5.1.

All is fine but due to the fact that this was my 'first-ever-machine' with linux 
(now my whole office with 7 PCs is with Kubuntu), I was using it to experiment 
everything that I wanted to try.  As I am not expert, I found out that after 
two years it started to work rather slow. For example, the login takes about 
1,5-2 minutes, after opening Kontact, I need to wait for about 5-8 minutes for 
some disk-work that blocks everything, etc.

So I decided to do a fresh install soon after 10.10 is available with /home on 
a separate partition.  My question is what should I do to preserve all my work 
on that machine (which is my primary office production machine)?  I do back-ups 
every week.  It is obvious that I will need to copy back all files from my 
Documents, Pictures and all the rest visible directories under /home. Also to 
follow some of the instruction to migrate my mails/addresses/calendar entries 
into the new install.

What else?  Any advice that will make my life easier is appreciated.

Many thanks,

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