[ubuntu-uk] change from 9.04 to 8.10

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Jun 18 13:46:34 BST 2009

Sean Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk 
> <mailto:rob at esdelle.co.uk>> wrote:
>     By default you possibly will, although if you backup your home
>     directory
>     (basically everything in /home) you should be able to restore the
>     backup.  When backing up make sure you press CTRL and H to show hidden
>     files and directories (files and directories beginning with a full
>     stop
>     for instance .mozilla) as the hidden folders will contain things like
>     bookmarks and other user data.
> Possibly quicker to choose manual partitioning and tell it not to 
> format the /home partition (or / if that is where /home is) - but, of 
> course, backing up too is a definite necessity but will save time 
> restoring.
> Sean
That's assuming the existing installation has a /home partition 
(hopefully this is the case).


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