[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade vs Reinstall

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed May 13 04:29:00 BST 2009


2009/5/12 Alan Pope <alan at popey.com>:
> 2009/5/12 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>:
>> The key thing is to keep your /home directory tree on a separate
>> partition. That makes re-installing much less painful and fiddly.
>>
>
> Not really. You can reinstall over the top these days and it will wipe
> everything except /home - even if it's all on one partition. This
> gives you the benefit that having /home in a separate partition has,
> but with the added benefit of not having to maintain extra partitions,
> and the possibility of having space in the "wrong" part.
>
> Not for everyone, some people like separate partitions for /home, just
> pointing out you don't have to, to get that benefit.

Oh, really? I didn't know about that. When did it come in & what's it
called? I'd like to go and do some digging and reading...


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