[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade vs Reinstall

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Wed May 13 12:58:13 BST 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 04:29, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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...

Hardy. See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ubiquity-preserve-home
for detail.


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