[ubuntu-uk] killed box through /var :P

Farran Lee fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Tue Dec 23 16:10:11 GMT 2008


On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 15:56 +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:

> Farran,
> 
> Farran wrote:
> 
> > I have just set up a new partition table, with 30gb at /, 15gb at
> > /media/Work, 3gb at /root, 253gb at /home and 8gb swap. I am not
> > formatting /home or swap, but when I get to the final step of
> > installation where it tells me what it's gonna do, it says it will
> > format 4 partitions. Should I be worried, or does 'formatting' include
> > renaming and mounting partitions?
> 
> Formatting will destroy any data already in those partitions. If you are
> using an exsiting partition for any of the above and you want to keep
> what is on it then you need to tell the partitioner not to format it. If
> it's a new partition then formatting is required.
> 
> Regards,
> Tony.
> -- 
> Tony Arnold,                        Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6093
> Head of IT Security,                Fax: +44 (0) 870 136 1004
> University of Manchester,           Mob: +44 (0) 773 330 0039
> Manchester M13 9PL.                 Email: tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk


cheers, I've done it all now and it worked. Everythng was fine in the
clean 8.04.1. But as soon as I upgraded to 8.10, compiz won't work
again, and I think there's other issues I haven't discovered yet :(

cheers
===================================
Farran Lee
I'm only 16 :P
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